Jailed Taiwan ex-president diagnosed with "severe depression"
October 6th, 2012
Taiwan’s imprisoned former president Chen Shui-bian has been diagnosed with “severe depression and anxiety disorder”, a hospital said Thursday. Mr. Chen is serving a 17 years and six months in prison after being convicted on bribery charges in 2009 over two high-profile cases involving a land deal and a personnel appointment. He is also facing …
Former Philippine president arrested on corruption charges
October 5th, 2012
Former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested Thursday on plunder charges, the latest of the series of corruption cases brought against her, Reuters reports. Mrs. Arroyo was allegedly involved in misusing $8.8 million (336 million pesos) from the state lottery funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel of the …