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Transport chief may sue over ‘rumors’

‘MISUNDERSTANDING’:The minister denied a legislator’s allegations that he forced Chunghwa Telecom chairman Lee Yen-sung to resign, and was backed up by Lee

By Shelley Shan and Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporters

Executive Yuan spokesperson Cheng Li-wun (鄭麗文) said Yeh clarified the allegations raised by Tsai at the Cabinet meeting.

Jiang said he considered Yeh’s explanations helpful to clarify doubts, Cheng said, adding that Jiang asked Cabinet members to be careful about what they say or do to avoid being involved in any suspicious circumstances.

After Yeh’s press conference at 5pm, Tsai was not available for comment.

Earlier yesterday, Tsai said that Yeh had lied about the venue where Lin threw Yeh a birthday party on Jan. 5, when Yeh said it was at a makeshift iron hut.

Tsai said the birthday party was held at an exhibition center, known as “little national palace [museum],” in reference to the reception center in Neihu owned by Ever Rich.

Lin was the organizer of the party, Tsai said, adding that Chiang Shuo-ping (江碩平), a member of the KMT Central Standing Committee, just acted on Lin’s behalf to invite dignitaries to join the party.

Participants in the party included Tu Yuan-kuang (涂元光), an executive of Senao, Chunghwa Post Co (中華郵政) chairman Ong Wen-chyi (翁文祺), China Airlines chairman Sun Hung-hsiang (孫洪祥) and Taoyuan Airport Corp (桃園國際機場股份有限公司) general manager David Fei (費鴻鈞), Tsai said.

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