Medical release for ex-president contingency be formed on law: president

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou insisted Wednesday that a widely debated emanate of either or not to recover his predecessor, Chen Shui-bian, on medical recover strait be rubbed shaped on existent laws.

“It is adult to a Ministry of Justice to confirm either to extend Chen medical parole,” Ma was quoted as observant by a member of a statute Kuomintang (KMT) who attended a party’s Central Standing Committee assembly Wednesday in that Ma, who doubles as KMT chairman, done a statement.

As boss of a country, Ma was cited as saying, he can't sequence something that violates a law. He combined that he has also not deliberate extenuation Chen a special pardon.

The former president, portion a 17.5-year judgment for corruption, is reportedly pang from mixed ailments.

The emanate triggered exhilarated discuss during a KMT assembly after Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin called on a authorities a day progressing to cruise Chen’s medical recover box from a some-more kindly standpoint, according to a assembly participants.

Vice Justice Minister Chen Ming-tang has pronounced that Chen’s earthy condition does not validate him for medical parole. “It’s a authorised and medical problem, not a domestic matter,” he said.

Under a Prison Act, if an invalid can't accept suitable diagnosis in prison, a preference can be done to recover him or her on bail for medical treatment, or to send a chairman to a specific jail or hospital.

According to a Ministry of Justice, medical diagnosis shows that Chen apparently done self-murder attempts in Jul and August, and that he suffers from chest pains, high blood vigour and abdominal distention.

The method also pronounced that an initial diagnosis by a psychiatrist did not find Chen to be pang from mental illness or in need of psychiatric medication.

The former president, who served from 2000 until 2008, is portion jail time for holding bribes in a land growth plan and for conversion a appointment of a president of a Taipei 101 skyscraper.

(By Lee Shu-hua and Elizabeth Hsu)