The questions were prompted by the latest edition of the Chinese-language Mirror Media magazine, which claimed that an anonymous source has “restored” the entirety of a recording between Ma and Yu Chien-hsin (余建新), who bought CTV. Then-Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) and other DPP members accused the KMT and Ma, then KMT chairman, of selling the companies for less than they were worth. The Mirror Media report said Ma backtracked on his initial decision to sell all three companies in one package and allegedly sold CTV to Yu while offering NT$480 million (US$16.2 million at the current exchange rate) in concessions. You can take CMPC and BCC back, that is fine, but CTV is mine,” the report quoted Yu as saying. Ma’s office spokeswoman Hsu Chiao-hsin (徐巧芯) said the former president followed the law and is an honest man, adding that the media should maintain their objectivity as the fourth estate.
Source: Taipei Times January 03, 2018 15:56 UTC