Taiwater head quits over extramarital affair report

‘MET A FEW TIMES’: The alleged affair might have affected Kuo Chun-ming’s reputation, pundits said, but pointed to his good performance as head of the utility

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 24, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan Water Corp (Taiwater) chairman Kuo Chun-ming (郭俊銘) yesterday resigned after

Then-Taiwan Water Corp chairman Kuo Chun-ming promotes an emergency inquiry hotline at the utility’s headquarters in Taichung in 2016.  Photo: Tsai Shu-yuan, Taipei Times

a report that he was having an extramarital affair.

“Due to today’s news report on my actions, which some people might find questionable, and to avoid causing problems for the government, including damaging Taiwater’s image, I hereby resign from my chairman position effective today,” Kuo said in a statement.

The Chinese-language Next Magazine reported that Kuo over the past month took a woman surnamed Yang (楊) to a motel in Taichung on three separate occasions, and published their photographs.

Yang is a deputy manager responsible for sales at a Taichung radio station and her husband, surnamed Huang (黃), is the station’s manager, the magazine said.

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