Tuesday, October 21, 2014   

Taiwan former first lady absent from trial again
(09-19 13:30)

The ailing wife of former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian was again absent from court Friday after collapsing at the start of her trial on graft charges nearly two years ago.

Wu Shu-chen, who did not show up for the 17th time, is accused of claiming NT$14.8 million (HK$3.57 million) in personal expenses from state funds while Chen was in office.

"According to the National Taiwan University Hospital it could be life- threatening for Wu to attend court. This is a grave situation so my client decided to respect the hospital's advice,'' said her lawyer Lee Sheng-hsiung.

Chen, who left office in May, was named a suspect in the same case but escaped immediate prosecution because of presidential immunity.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE   
Other World breaking news:
Search resumes for missing South Koreans after Thai boat crash (10-20 17:52)
EU's Barroso warns Britain against bloc exit (10-20 17:49)
Japan loses two female ministers over cash scandals (10-20 15:46)
Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars (10-20 15:40)
Australia abandons controversial niqab segregation plan (10-20 15:38)
Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola (10-20 15:35)
Search resumes for missing South Koreans after Thai boat crash (10-20 12:52)
SKorea warns North against 'reckless provocation' (10-20 12:36)
Japan minister resigns over campaign fund charges (10-20 10:57)
Franco-German mini-summit to tackle growth, budget (10-20 10:56)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.