NTU hires lawyer to push Kuan appointment through

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Taipei Times
Date: Jun 05, 2018
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

National Taiwan University (NTU) yesterday said it has hired a lawyer and aims to file an administrative appeal requesting that the Ministry of Education appoint “legally elected” candidate Kuan Chung-Ming (管中閔) as the school’s president.

Kuan was elected NTU president by the university’s presidential election committee on Jan. 5, but the ministry on April 27 said that he was unqualified for the post, because he had not informed the school that he was serving as an independent director and a member of the salary and auditing committees at Taiwan Mobile, and because the election had been compromised by a conflict of interest.

The ministry on May 4 informed NTU that it should conduct a new election, even though the university had explained various issues related to Kuan’s case multiple times in the previous four months, the university said in a statement yesterday.

The university replied on May 22 that the ministry should appoint its elected presidential candidate as soon as possible, as stipulated in the University Act (大學法) and other laws and regulations, but the ministry on May 24 again requested that it conduct another election, the university said.    [FULL  STORY]

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