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Taiwan president's confidante disciplined by party

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Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party on Monday suspended the membership of Lai Su-ju, a confidante of the island's president, for her alleged involvement in a high-profile corruption scandal. 

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou addresses a ceremony in Taipei, on February 28, 2013. Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party has suspended the membership of Lai Su-ju, a confidante of the island's president, for her alleged involvement in a high-profile corruption scandal.

Lai's "implication in the case has violated the party's rules against corruption and has spoiled the party's image", the party led by President Ma Ying-jeou said in a statement.

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