By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Legislative Yuan committee on Wednesday approved a motion demanding the immediate resignation of beleaguered Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey.
The top academic has been facing growing pressure about his alleged involvement in the sale of shares in biotechnology company OBI Pharma Inc. just before the publication of negative news by the enterprise.
Wong applied for 28 days of leave from the Presidential Office to allow him to prepare his defense against insider trading and breach of trust allegations, but his request was turned down on Tuesday.
After questioning Wong for the second time, the Legislature’s Education and Culture Committee passed several relevant motions. [FULL STORY]