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Why don't we have the will to do this here?

Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of corruption by a court in Taipei.

Mr Chen was charged with embezzlement, taking bribes and money laundering, involving a total of $15m (£9m) while in office from 2000-2008.

Mr Chen had denied the charges, saying they were politically motivated.

His wife, Wu Shu-chen, already jailed for perjury in the case, was also sentenced to life for corruption.

'Illegal' sentence

Taipei District Court convicted Mr Chen on six charges and Mrs Wu on seven charges. The were also fined $15m.

Rest at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8250099.stm

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Why don't we have the will to do this here?

Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of corruption by a court in Taipei.

Mr Chen was charged with embezzlement, taking bribes and money laundering, involving a total of $15m (£9m) while in office from 2000-2008.

Mr Chen had denied the charges, saying they were politically motivated.

His wife, Wu Shu-chen, already jailed for perjury in the case, was also sentenced to life for corruption.

'Illegal' sentence

Taipei District Court convicted Mr Chen on six charges and Mrs Wu on seven charges. The were also fined $15m.

Rest at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8250099.stm

Peanuts compared to what our MPs have stolen, all within the rules, of course.

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Peanuts compared to what our MPs have stolen, all within the rules, of course.

I doubt it was all "within the rules".

As an example, whatever happened to the "expenses scandal"? That all went quiet when the meeja were told to shut up.

Why weren't some of those claims treated as fraud? If you'd been on benefits and made the same "mistakes" you'd be in clink now....

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