Former President Ma Ying-jeou indicted over Sept. 2013 incident

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A spokesman explains the Taipei District Prosecutors Office decision to prosecute former President Ma Ying-jeou

A spokesman explains the Taipei District Prosecutors Office decision to prosecute former President Ma Ying-jeou

Taipei, March 14 (CNA) Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was indicted Tuesday for alleged abetment in the disclosure of information that should have been kept secret under the Communication Security and Surveillance Act, prosecutors in Taipei said.

The Taipei District Prosecutors Office said Ma also violated the Criminal Code for allegedly divulging classified information related to matters other than national defense in September 2013.

The information in question concerns the alleged influence-peddling involving Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), then-President of the Legislative Yuan, on behalf of Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘), a senior lawmaker of the Democratic Progressive Party.

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