TAPM board votes to sack manager

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 30, 2018 
By Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

The Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co’s (TAPM) board yesterday

Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co general manager Wu Yin-ning, center, is escored by police as she attends a meeting of the company’s board in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

afternoon passed a motion to dismiss TAPM general manager Wu Yin-ning (吳音寧), effective immediately.

The move had been previously proposed by the Council of Agriculture, but the decision came just days after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) suffered major losses in local elections, including in some predominately agricultural counties that had long been DPP strongholds.

Wu has been blamed by some as a major reason for the DPP’s losses, as it had backed her during several controversies this year.

Council Minister Lin Tsung-hsien (林聰賢) on Wednesday said that Wu’s task for this stage has been finished and the council could discuss a suitable replacement with the Taipei City Government, indicating there had been a decision to dismiss Wu.    [FULL  STORY]

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