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President has US$2.5 million in the bank, removes one car from asset list

Staff writer, with CNA

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) has NT$73.72 million (US$2.49 million) in his bank accounts, higher than the amounts declared by the other heads of the government’s five branches, according to a report released on Thursday by the Control Yuan.

Compared with his previous declaration in November last year, Ma’s deposits increased by NT$3.1 million, the government watchdog said, adding that the president also removed one car from his asset list.

The report said Premier Sean Chen (陳冲) has NT$13.19 million deposited in his accounts, down NT$3.13 million from November last year, as well as NT$20.58 million tied up in securities, up NT$1.31 million.

Chen owns a building and a plot of land in Sijhih (汐止), New Taipei City (新北市), has put into trust a piece of land and seven buildings in Taipei City’s Xinyi District (信義), and holds listed and over-the-counter shares worth NT$30.57 million.

Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) declared NT$8.51 million in savings, an increase of NT$1.14 million from November.

Savings held in the accounts of Judicial Yuan President Rai Hau-min (賴浩敏) rose by NT$2.17 million to NT$49.69 million, while the value of the gold he holds was up by NT$700,000.

Examination Yuan President John Kuan (關中) declared NT$20.77 million in deposits, down NT$4.27 million from November, and NT$15.97 million in securities, up NT$410,000.

Meanwhile, Control Yuan President Wang Chien-shien has halved his savings to NT$10.75 million and increased his securities by NT$13 million to NT$21.78 million.

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