Taiwan court upholds ruling against Ma's bid to expel speaker
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's parliamentary speaker scored another victory in the battle for his job on Monday after the high court upheld a ruling against his party's decision to expel him over claims of influence-peddling.
Earlier this month, the Taipei district court granted Wang Jin-pyng's request for a provisional injunction against the Kuomintang (KMT) party, allowing him to hold his party membership and therefore continue as speaker.
The party, led by President Ma Ying-jeou, appealed the ruling, but the appeal was thrown out by the high court on Monday.
"The appeal was rejected," the court's spokesman Hung Kuang-tsan told reporters.