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A lesson in connections and profit

PRIVATE SCHOOLS The Jin-Wen Institute controversy provides an example of the cozy alliances between private schools, politicians and the Ministry of Education

By Lin Mei-chun  /  STAFF REPORTER

Most of the people interviewed by the Taipei Times for this article said the Jin-Wen scandal was not an exception. They said it was good that corrupt practices have surfaced as a result of independent legislator Lo Fu-chu's (羅福助) attack on PFP legislator Diane Lee (李慶安).

"The education ministry should seize the chance to clean up these ingrained irregularities. But the point at issue is whether [the ministry] has enough wisdom and guts," was the consensus of those interviewed.

Political ties

Private schools that have politicians serving as board members or supervisors

Chinese Culture University (文化大學)

KMT lawmaker Mu Min-chu (穆閩珠)

Chung-Hua University (中華大學)

KMT lawmaker Lin Cheng-tse (林政則)

Chaoyang University of Technology (朝陽科技大學)

KMT lawmaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱)

Kung Shan Institute of Technology (崑山科技大學)

former Minister of Education Wu Jin (吳京)

Ta-Hwa Institute of Technology (大華技術學院)

KMT lawmaker Chiu Ching-chun (邱鏡淳)

Kao Yuan Institute of Technology (高苑技術學院)

Senior advisor to the president Yu-Chen Yueh-ying (余陳月英)and Research, Development and Evaluation Commission deputy chairman Yu Lin-ya (余玲雅)

Transworld Institute of Technology (環球技術學院)

KMT lawmaker Hsu Shu-po (許舒博)

Mingchi Institute of Technology (明志技術學院)

PFP vice chairman Chang Chao-hsiung (張昭雄)

Kuang Wu Institute of Technology (光武技術學院)

KMT Lawmaker Cheng Feng-shih (鄭逢時) and KMT lawmaker Huang Hsiu-meng (黃秀孟)

Chang Gung Institute of Nursing (長庚護理專校)

PFP vice chairman Chang Chao-hsiung (張昭雄)

Tajen Institute of Technology (大仁技術學院)

KMT lawmaker Huang Chao-shun (黃昭順)

Hsing Wu Institute of Technology (醒吾技術學院)

Speaker of the Taipei City Council Wu Pi-chu (吳碧珠)

Hungkuang Institute of Technology (弘光技術學院)

KMT lawmaker Chen Chieh-ju (陳傑儒)

Diwan College of Management (致遠管理學院)

KMT lawmaker Huang Hsiu-meng (黃秀孟); Wang Kung-tien (王宮田), director of the Central Office of the Ministry of Education

Nan-jeon Jr. College of Technology and Commerce (南榮工商專校)

New Party Secretary-General Lee Ping-nan (李炳南)

Ta Cheng Senior High School (大誠高中)

KMT Lawmaker Lee Hsien-june (李顯榮)

Taipei Country Mingder High School (明德高中)

KMT lawmaker Liao Wan-ju (廖婉汝)

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