NTU professors pan presidential pick

CREDIBILITY: Eight NTU professors said the election committee was clearly flawed, because it failed to investigate Kuan’s Taiwan Mobile links and potential plagiarism

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 31, 2018
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

The Ministry of Education should not approve the appointment of National Taiwan

National Taiwan University professors hold a news conference in Taipei yesterday to criticize the procedure by which former Cabinet minister Kuan Chung-ming was elected to be the university’s next president.  Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

University (NTU) president-elect Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔), because the election process was clearly flawed, a group of NTU professors told a news conference yesterday.

It was reported earlier this month that Kuan was an independent director of Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大), and that company vice chairman Richard Tsai (蔡明興) was a member of the presidential election committee.

In response, the university election committee on Friday last week issued a statement saying that Kuan had in May last year obtained the school’s approval to serve as the independent director and said that he is qualified to be the president.

Eight NTU professors yesterday criticized the way the university election committee handled the controversy and said it is no longer qualified to make the decision.

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