MOFA clears presidential secretary-general of controversial travel

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/20/2020
By: Yeh Su-ping and Emerson Lim

Presidential Office Secretary-General Su Jia-chyuan (CNA file photo)

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) No travel records were found that showed Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全), secretary-general of the Presidential Office, and his nephew legislator Su Chen-ching (蘇震清), had visited Indonesia in 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Monday.

The two were accused of taking a controversial trip to Indonesia in 2017 for personal gains, by officials of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in a press conference earlier on Monday.

The KMT cited a telegram allegedly sent by Taiwan's representative office in Indonesia to MOFA on Dec. 20 that year.

According to the telegram, the younger Su visited Indonesia in August 2017 along with high-level managers of several government-owned enterprises. They allegedly met with influential Indonesian government officials, without prior notifications to MOFA and the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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