Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The indictment against former President Lee Teng-hui

l  For someone who has been out of active politics for over a decade, Taiwan's former President Lee Teng-hui continued to wield the kind of influence that few politicians—past and present—can command.

l  In recent months, however, prosecutors from the Special Investigation Division (SID) have been cooperating with judicial authorities in other countries to track the money that was allegedly embezzled by the former president, and formal charges were filed against Lee in late June. 

l  While the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) claimed the indictment was politically motivated, the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) reassured the public that the prosecutors acted independently on the case.

l  Will the indictment against Lee have an impact on the legislative and presidential elections next January 14?.....

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