Taiwan arrests presidential aide for leaking documents

January 14th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Taipei, Jan 14 (DPA) Taiwan’s judicial authorities Wednesday arrested a Presidential Office official on suspicion of leaking confident documents, a spokesman said.”The Taipei District Prosecutor’s Office came to our office in the morning with a search warrant, and later took one of our colleagues away along with four sacks of related materials,” said Wang Yu-chi, spokesman of the Presidential Office.

He said the prosecutors alleged the aide leaked secret information related to the May 20 handover of power to President Ma Ying-jeou from his predecessor Chen Shui-bian.

He declined to say to who received the leaked information, but some local media speculated it could have been given to China.

The suspect, identified as Wang Jen-ping, was identified as a “specialist” in the Presidential Office.

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