Taiwan: Why Am I Not Surprised?

According the today’s Taiwanese central news agency (CNA), the Taiwan High Court found Minister of Defense Chen Chao-min not guilty of slander today, rejecting ex-President Chen Shui-Bian’s appeal against a lower court ruling to the same effect.

A panel of three judges in the Taiwan High Court said in its judgment that Chen Chao-min’s remarks made in the legislature in his capacity of the minister of national defense were not grounds for the action against him.

The case stemmed from the minister’s statement on May 21, 2008 that the injuries Chen Shui-Bian suffered in a shooting incident on March 19, 2004 were not caused by the bullets found by police.

Branding Chen Chao-min’s statement as slander, Chen Shui-bian brought a suit against the minister, seeking compensation of NT$10 million (US$301,078).

The former president filed an appeal with the Taiwan High Court after the Taipei District Court on Oct. 27, 2008 found Chen Chao-min not guilty.

But the Taiwan High Court found Minister of Defense Chen Chao-min not guilty of slander.

Why am I not surprised?

Beside, still from CNA, an amendment that permits the opening of casinos on Taiwan’s outlying islands passed the Legislative Yuan easily today, legalizing casino gambling for the first time anywhere in country.

Is the KMT aware about the the natural environment and social costs of such an opening?

Is the KMT aware that in Las Vegas and Macao, casinos have to suffer from the crisis?

Oh… I forgot to mention one point: the Executive Yuan will also be required to set up an outlying island development fund of no less than USD 909.09 million.

So a lot of “efforts” will get their “reward”.

Why am I not surprised?

 

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