Ministry dismisses Osaka allegations

‘THREAT’: A ‘C’ grade on a diplomat’s annual performance evaluation could have a negative impact on their prospects of gaining overseas assignments, Hector Kang said

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 19, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday dismissed allegations that it planned to give a “C” performance rating to all the staff at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office’s Osaka branch over their failure to properly handle the aftermath of Typhoon Jebi earlier this month.

The allegations were made by political pundit and media personality Hector Kang (康仁俊) in political talk show Facenews (新聞面對面) on Monday, three days after the branch’s director-general, Su Chii-cherng (蘇啟誠), committed suicide amid criticism of the office.

The criticism arose following a staff member’s alleged refusal to help a Taiwanese tourist stranded in Osaka find accommodation in the wake of Jebi.

Su, 61, had assumed leadership of the office in July.    [FULL  STORY]

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