Ex-president charged with breach of trust

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Ma Ying-jeou
CNA file photo

Ma Ying-jeou CNA file photo

Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) has been indicted for breach of trust for his involvement in the disposal of assets owned by the Kuomintang (KMT), the Taipei District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday.

The indictment involves the KMT's disposal of China Television, the Broadcasting Corp. of China and Central Motion Picture Co. during Ma's tenure as the chairman of the party.

Prosecutors are expected to provide details of the indictment later Tuesday morning.

The former president has been investigated on other charges by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government since his presidency ended in May 2016.

On May 15, 2018, the High Court found Ma guilty of leaking classified information related to the investigation of senior DPP lawmaker Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) while the investigation was in progress in September 2013.

(By Wang Yang-yu and Frances Huang)

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