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Ker accuses Ma, security, judicial officials of collusion

By Peng Hsien-chun, Rich Chang and Jason Pan  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) has accused President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of collusion over the wiretapping case after Ma summoned a number of top judicial and police officials to his weekly national security meeting yesterday.

At a meeting of the legislature’s Judicial and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee, Ker said that Ma was trying to cover up the political scandal over wiretapping of the legislature, after the president called in Bureau of Investigation Director Wang Fu-lin (王福林), National Security Bureau (NSB) Director-General Tsai De-sheng (蔡得勝), and National Police Agency (NPA) Director-General Wang Cho-chiun (王卓鈞) for the meeting.

“It is clear that Ma is directing the collusion effort and trying to cover up the facts, so when the results of the judicial probe into the wiretapping case are released, they will whitewash the whole thing,” Ker said.

“Ma has Wang Fu-lin in the Presidential Office to collude together on their statements over the wiretapping case,” Ker said. “In fact, Wang, whose bureau carried out the wiretapping, is rarely asked to attend the regular national security meeting.”

Responding to Ker’s accusation, Presidential Office spokesperson Lee Chia-fei (李佳霏) said that it was a regular weekly meeting on national security issues.

“The meeting’s agenda differ each week, according to the issues involved. We would like to ask Ker not to speculate or make exaggerated interpretations,” Lee said.

Lee said yesterday’s meeting was to review security measures on cross-strait exchange programs, so the National Security Council had invited law-enforcement agencies, the Mainland Affairs Council, the Bureau of Investigation, the National Immigration Agency, the Coast Guard Administration and other departments.

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