Watchdog passes motion to impeach NTU president

The Control Yuan, the main watchdog body responsible for the discipline of government officials in Taiwan, has passed a motion to impeach Kuan Chung-ming, the new president of National Taiwan University (NTU), over an alleged violation of a law that bans public servants from taking side jobs, reports Focus Taiwan.

In a statement, the Control Yuan said Kuan was found to have been writing editorials “regularly” and “anonymously” for the weekly Next Magazine between 2012 and 2015, while he was a government official, from which he earned an extra income of TW$650,000 (US$21,000) per year, in violation of the Public Servant Work Act that prohibits public servants from taking “side jobs”.

Kuan officially assumed the NTU post in January 2018, ending a nearly year-long standoff between NTU and the Ministry of Education over his appointment, after his selection by a committee of the university. However, the ministry refused to approve his appointment, while NTU insisted on academic autonomy. The controversy led to the resignation of three education ministers.
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