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Top Legislature official held incommunicado

2016/01/20 09:07:22

Legislative Yuan Secretary-General Lin Hsi-shan (left).

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Legislative Yuan Secretary-General Lin Hsi-shan (林錫山) was detained and held incommunicado early Wednesday on charges of alleged corruption related to a procurement of computers after being questioned by investigators.

Lin's wife was released on NT$2 million (US$59,470) bail.

The move came after searches of Legislative Yuan offices, including that of Lin, Lin's residence and other locations in New Taipei, Hsinchu City and Changhua County by prosecutors and investigators a day earlier, during which key documents and evidence were seized.

A total of 33 people have been questioned for alleged involvement in the case.

The Taipei Prosecutors Office confirmed to reporters later Tuesday that it received a tip-off alleging that officials at the Legislature took kickbacks from a computer company for supply contracts.

Lin, 53, has denied any involvement in the case.

(By Flor Wang)

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