Date: Mar 31, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter, with CNA
Originally invited to make a special presentation to the Legislative Yuan over controversial investments in OBI Pharma Inc (台灣浩鼎), Academia Sinica president Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠) offered his resignation twice in the past two days.
“Currently in the US, Wong spoke to President Ma Ying-jeou [馬英九] on the telephone yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon, saying that, for health concerns, he would like to resign as Academia Sinica president,” Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) told the media yesterday. “Ma did not agree to it on the telephone, and said that he hopes Wong would return as soon as possible to clarify any questions that the public might have and to defend the name of Academia Sinica.”
According a report in the Chinese-language Apple Daily, Wong told Ma that he had been hospitalized in San Diego, California, and the doctor had advised him against flying to Taiwan. [FULL STORY]