Ex-Sinica head Wong defends self

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 06, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Following the Control Yuan’s impeachment of Academia Sinica president Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠) on

Control Yuan Members Wang Mei-yu, Bau Tzong-ho, Chen Hsiao-hung and Chang Kuei-mei, left to right, on Tuesday hold a news conference in Taipei to explain why they decided to impeach former Academia Sinica president Wong Chi-huey. Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

Tuesday, Wong issued a five-point statement defending his reputation and denouncing the watchdog body for “making a hasty decision, as the judicial process has not yet taken its course.”

The Control Yuan on Tuesday voted to impeach Wong, saying he had engaged in profiteering and other financial crimes linked to the OBI Pharma (台灣浩鼎) scandal.

“I have not violated the rule on conflict of interest with regards to Academia Sinica’s transfer of technology to OBI Pharma, and therefore I cannot accept the Control Yuan’s impeachment. The reasons cited for it contained serious misunderstandings,” he wrote.

Wong also said the Control Yuan’s decision was made without regard for due process, as he had not been given the opportunity to give his side of the story during the impeachment procedure.

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