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Tsai Pi-ru of Taiwan People's Party resigns as lawmaker

10/14/2022 10:31 PM
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Tsai Pi-ru at a press conference on Friday. CNA photo Oct. 14, 2022
Tsai Pi-ru at a press conference on Friday. CNA photo Oct. 14, 2022

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) Tsai Pi-ru (蔡壁如) of the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) announced Friday evening that she is stepping down as a legislator, effective immediately.

The statement was made in a resignation letter posted on her Facebook page, without further explanation.

Tsai's resignation came one day after Takming University of Science and Technology announced it had revoked a master's degree conferred on her for improper citations in her master's thesis.

The decision was reached after a committee at the university determined Tsai had committed an academic ethics violation, the school said in a statement on Thursday.

The degree controversy was first brought to light on Aug. 12, when former Taoyuan City councilor Wang Hao-yu (王浩宇) said on Facebook that he had notified the university of improper citations in Tsai's master's thesis.

Tsai received her degree from a part-time master's program at the university's Management Information System Department in 2019.

Based on the TPP's list of at-large candidates in Taiwan's legislative elections in 2020, Wu Hsin-ying (吳欣盈), a scion of the Shin Kong Group founding family, is expected to replace Tsai.

(By Kuo Chien-shen and Ko Lin)


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A letter of resignation posted on Tsai
A letter of resignation posted on Tsai's Facebook page. Source:
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