The wife of Taiwan’s embattled president has fainted during her court appearance in Taipei, where she is on trial for embezzlement and forgery.
Wu Shu-chen, who has used a wheelchair since she was hit by a truck in an apparent attempt to kill her in 1985, was taken to hospital after collapsing.
The first lady denies illegally using state funds for personal expenses. Her husband faces similar accusations but is protected from prosecution by presidential immunity. He has promised to resign if she is found guilty. [Full Text]