Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou (
Responding to an announcement by the Supreme Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday that it would not indict former Judicial Yuan president Weng Yueh-sheng (翁岳生) over the use of his special allowance fund, Ma urged the judiciary to reach a consensus on the issue.
Ma was indicted in February on charges of misusing his Taipei mayoral special allowance fund, but was found not guilty in the initial trial.
Although he agreed with the prosecutors' decision in Weng's case, they should apply the same rules to all similar cases, Ma said yesterday in Ilan County.
"All special allowance cases should be dealt with based on the same standards to avoid harming innocent people," Ma said.
Prosecutors who examined the receipts Weng had submitted for funds requiring accounting oversight determined that he had not used personal receipts to seek reimbursement.
Meanwhile, KMT caucus whip Kuo Su-chun (
When asked for comment, KMT Legislator Wu Yu-sheng (
"If prosecutors handled Weng's case using the same standards they had when investigating Ma's case, I think they would have indicted Weng as well as [Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate] Frank Hsieh (