Liu Kung-chung (
Liu showed two official documents from the Executive Yuan to the press.
One, issued on Tuesday, was an official administrative order demanding that Liu leave. The other, issued on Wednesday, required him to defend himself within seven days of receiving the administrative order, if he chooses to do so.
According to the Administrative Procedure Law (行政程序法), the Executive Yuan has to give a person an opportunity to defend himself or her staff before it can issue any official order. Liu implied that the Executive Yuan, by missing a crucial step in the process, didn't follow established procedure.
Liu said he had yet to decide whether to make a formal defense since it would give the Executive Yuan an opportunity to claim it followed all the legal procedures.
Liu said he felt sad and disillusioned when Premier Su Tseng-tsang (
"I followed Su around to give speeches as two tangwai [
Liu and Wu claimed their family members became chauffeurs through a private contractor recruited by the commission to provide transportation services for members. Thus, the Civil Servant Work Act (公務人員服務法) did not apply in their cases, they said.
The Executive Yuan's order suspended their authority as well as their salary of both commissioners.
NCC spokesperson Howard Shyr (
In response, Cabinet spokeswoman Chen Mei-ling (
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