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Chen apologizes, skirts explanation

A-BIAN'S DEFENSE The president said that he hoped people could see he had no reason to embezzle public funds, but would step down if his wife were convicted

By Rich Chang and Ko Shu-ling  /  STAFF REPORTERS

Chen said prosecutors were to question Wu again last Wednesday. Wu sent a fax to the prosecutors' office on Oct. 31, requesting that it push the date back to yesterday because of her poor health.

There was no response, he said.

"Little did we expect to see the indictment so soon," he said.

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) spokesman Huang Yu-cheng (黃玉振) last night said that the KMT could not accept Chen's explanation.

Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Yu Shyi-kun also held a press conference, saying the party supported Chen's remarks.

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