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Chang probed over classified info leaks

TREASONABLE ACTS?Sources say the Investigation Bureau plans to ask the Taiwan High Prosecutors’ Office today to investigate Chang on suspicion of treason

By Alison Hsiao and Lin Ching-chuan  /  Staff reporters

Lai Chung-chiang (賴中強), an attorney and the convener of the Democratic Front Against the Cross-strait Trade in Services Agreement, said King had violated the Constitution if he was the one who ordered Chang to step down.

“Even if the president knew about the decision, it would still be a violation if it was King who made the move,” Lai said.

The Constitution stipulates that ministers and commission chairs “shall be appointed by the president of the republic upon the recommendation of the president of the Executive Yuan,” Lai said.

Decommissioning should follow the same process, Lai said.

While Wang has denied it was King who had issued the order, he did not clarify who had done so either, referring to the person simply as “the superior.”

Chang and Wang’s remarks clearly contradict each other, so “obviously someone is lying, and I would expect the Legislative Yuan and the Control Yuan to probe the matter and King’s suspected overreaching,” Lai said.

King issued a statement late last night saying he might take legal action against anyone who defames his reputation.

Additional reporting by Shih Hsiu-chuan

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