Friday, December 16, 2011

Forgery or Fark-Up: Chen Lan-po speaks out on TaidMed and Tsai Ing-wen

The Taipei Times has the news today, but yesterday the DPP was circulating this video of TaiMed co-founder Chen Lan-po, speaking in Chinese from his post at Harvard University, commenting on the KMT smear of DPP Presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and her involvement in TaiMed.
A group of scientists and corporate leaders — including current Academia Sinica president Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co chairman Morris Chang (張忠謀) and Yulon Group chief executive officer Kenneth Yen (嚴凱泰) — attended a dinner meeting at Tsai Ing-wen’s residence in July 2007, he said.

“Tsai [Ing-wen] declined Wong’s offer to be Yu Chang’s chairman, a fact which Yen — a confidant of President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) — could confirm,” Tsai Huang-liang said, adding that it also showed Tsai Ing-wen had no intention of heading the company as late as July 2007.

The DPP yesterday afternoon also showed a teleconference between Chen Lan-bo (陳良博), a professor at Harvard University who was one of the founders of Yu Chang, and its spokesperson Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) recorded on Tuesday, in which Chen endorsed Tsai Ing-wen’s innocence.

Chen Lan-bo said the CEPD had fabricated the document and added that the founding group of Yu Chang never considered Tsai Ing-wen as a candidate for the chairmanship before June 2007.

“If it had not been for the initial investment from Tsai’s family, I don’t think Taiwan Global BioFund (上智生技創投) and President International Development Corp (統一國際開發) would have followed suit,” he said.

The forgery and the KMT’s attack was “unfair, conscienceless and heartbreaking” and a devastating blow to Taiwan’s biotech industry, he added, saying “Taiwanese people are neither stupid nor cowardly. They should be angry [at the smear campaign].”
If you can understand Chinese it is well worth listening to. About the 7:00 point Chen is so incensed tears of anger flow.

Too late now -- the KMT is in too deep. Now all they can do is play out the string.

Meanwhile the special prosecutors pledged neutrality. Who can believe them now?
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jeffspnov13 said...

It's painfully obvious the KMT forged some documents in an effort to smear DPP's Tsai Ing Wen. Now that that has backfired the KMT is still insisting on smearing Tsai by questioning her motives. All relevant sources including TaiMed co-founder and their team of scientists have cleared Tsai of any questionable motives, and yet the "special prosecutors" still insists on investigating Tsai instead of investigating the forgery by KMT. You'd have to be blind or a KMT fanatic to convince yourself that the "special prosecutors" are neutral in all of this.

Anonymous said...

Well, what can Ma & Co do? Loss of face and all that, they must keep pushing onwards with their now-exposed fraud to make it appear they are earnest. It's that old "lie repeated a thousand times" strategy.