Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou on Wednesday declassified documents allegedly implicating his predecessor Chen Shui-bian in a high-profile embezzlement case.
Chen has admitted using false receipts to claim money from the state, but he insists those funds were used for “secret diplomatic missions,” and not his personal benefit.
Nevertheless, prosecutors found that at least 1.5 million Taiwan dollars had been spent on diamond rings and other luxury items for his wife.
Chen’s office denounced the move.
“According to the law, the documents classified as ‘strict confidential’ must not be declassified forever … President Ma’s move has run against the law and the Constitution,” it said in a statement.[/quote]
Now we’ll know exactly how much he spend on his lunch biandang using taxpayer money. I would love to see CSB goto jail again for not itemizing the yangleduo drinks…