Academia Sinica president to meet Ma over OBI case

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 25, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠), who has been barred from leaving the nation on suspicion of insider trading and corruption, is to meet President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) today to explain his dealings with biotech firm OBI Pharma Inc.

Presidential Office sources yesterday said that Wong is set to apologize to Ma for having been involved in a stock scandal, but as to whether he would offer to resign, one source said: “He did not bring it up in the telephone call asking for the appointment.”

Wong on Thursday was listed as a possible suspect in the case and barred from leaving the nation by prosecutors probing insider trading allegations involving the Taipei-based company.

He could face charges of corruption and breach of trust after being questioned by prosecutors on Wednesday along with 10 others, including OBI Pharma chairman Michael Chang (張念慈), also was listed as a potential suspect.     [FULL STORY]

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