Retired Navy Captain Kuo Hsi (郭璽) yesterday said he is to file civil and criminal lawsuits against Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Ma Wen-chun (馬文君) at the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office today, accusing the latter of leaking confidential information on the nation’s first self-made submarine to national security agencies in other countries.
Kuo made the statement after Ma sued him for slander at the Nantou District Prosecutors’ Office on Saturday.
“Ma is welcome to sue me. Only through lawsuits can all the evidence be laid out in the open,” Kuo said.
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Kuo said he and Ma were friends, and he even gave information to Ma as reference materials, but said he can no longer tolerate Ma’s illegal behaviors, particularly when she provided confidential information about the submarine to national security agencies in other countries.
Ma’s illegal actions have led to many foreign specialists being arrested and sentenced to jail when they returned to their home countries, Kuo said, adding that their equipment had been detained as well.
This has increased the difficulties of making submarines in Taiwan, he said.
“Ma recently questioned why these foreign specialists were arrested when they returned to their home countries when they were legally allowed to enter Taiwan. This shows that she already admitted that she had given information to other countries. She is welcome to sue me for slander if she did not do it,” Kuo said.
Kuo said that the way Ma leaked the confidential information has been identified, including computers, printers, witnesses and other evidence. She is not qualified to be a legislator and she should resign, he said.
In response, Ma yesterday said: “Kuo used vague statements to implicate me in the matter. He did this so that I would not get elected. He has been talking about this confidential information all along. Why did the Democratic Progressive Party government do nothing about him?”
Additional reporting by Tung Cheng-kuo
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