‘UNCANNY’:A ‘Next Magazine’ report said that Chang Yan-chin was able to predict the Taipei mayor’s whereabouts because of a ‘double agent’ providing leads for her
Date: Jun 18, 2016
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Accusations arose on Wednesday linking a Taipei City official’s pursuit of a female reporter to a controversial polygraph test the city administration conducted in response to reports of leaked information.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) earlier this week told the Taipei City Council that the polygraph test was to find out who was behind an alleged leak regarding the Taipei Dome construction impasse with Farglory Group (遠雄集團) and that Huang Tzu-wei (黃子維), former secretary to Taipei Deputy Mayor Charles Lin (林欽榮), was fired because he refused to take the test.
However, reports emerged saying that the test was a power-play aimed at removing a secretary who frequently provided information about Ko’s personal schedule to a female reporter who he was romantically interested in.
Ko later back-tracked, saying that Huang left “for other reasons.”
The city government said that three out of 18 officials suspected of leaking survey results were asked to take the test, including Huang. [FULL STORY]