Wed, Aug 15, 2012 - Page 1 News List

Tsai cleared of Yu Chang allegations

CLEAN HANDS:The former DPP chairperson said she was not surprised by the findings, but not happy either, because several scientists’ reputations were tarnished

By Rich Chang  /  Staff reporter

In a press release, Tsai said she has always been honest about her role and involvement in Yu Chang Biologics, which she said was a collaboration between the administrative and legislative branch to promote development of Taiwan’s biotechnology industry.

However, she said the KMT administration used the case as a political tool during the presidential campaign, a move that not only tainted the reputation of several renowned scientists, but also hurt the development of the sector.

“While the [SID’s] decision has proven the innocence of the people involved, it would be very difficult for me to say that I’m happy with the results,” Tsai said.

Tsai said she was not surprised by the findings, adding that she hoped the case would be an example for elections in the future.

“We hope the mud-slinging tactics will stop right here and the national leader will no longer employ government agencies for political gain,” Tsai said.

Additional reporting by staff reporter Chris Wang

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