A public petition is circulating asking the authorities not to restart Nuke plant 2. Here is one of the graphics.
Chen Shui-bian won the case in a lawsuit over the Longtan Land sale.
According to the park, the commission fee for Chen and Wu was included in the “ridiculous” land price. In addition, over one-third of the purchased Longtan land was designated for pubic facilities and could not be utilized. Feeling cheated, the park brought a civil lawsuit against Chen, Wu, Gu, Dayu, and other personnel involved in the scam, asking for compensation of NT$400 million.Longtime readers may recall that in another case involving the Gu (Koo) family, the family initially testified that they had not paid a bribe to Chen over the land case. They then later changed this testimony to say that they did in fact pay such a bribe.
Because the science park could not provide proof for its loss, and also because Chen and Wu were not directly involved in the negotiations of the land procurement process, the Taipei District Court ruled against the park's compensation claim.
DPPers Chiou I-jen and Michael Kau were also found not guilty in yet another embezzlement case. They had been accused of stealing diplomat funds.
It's hard to avoid the conclusion that these "corruption" cases -- a long string of which the government has lost, including Chen Shui-bian's embezzlement case -- existed in the first place solely to create the impression in the public mind that the DPP was corrupt. But I'm sure that the prosecutors are above petty party politics. I am sure my friend who noted on the ability of the foreign observers to clearly see that when Ai Weiwei is prosecuted for tax evasion in China something is wrong, but in Taiwan foreign observers somehow remain blind to the politics of the string of DPPers attacked and later found innocent, is wrong.
The article noted that the embezzlement case against Lee Teng-hui begins today. What, another case against a prominent pro-independence politician? Hard to believe, eh? I'm sure it is a coincidence like all the others.
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