Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers yesterday filed a complaint with the Control Yuan against Premier Sean Chen (陳冲) over “dereliction of duty” in his nomination of Integral Investment Holdings Group managing director Chen Yuan-ling (陳元玲) to serve on the National Communications Commission (NCC).
The DPP has accused Chen Yuan-ling of fabricating her media experience in documents sent to the legislature.
Chen Yuan-ling and Executive Yuan spokesperson Hu Yu-wei (胡幼偉) have denied the allegations.
“Premier Sean Chen failed to honor his obligation to conduct a thorough background check on Chen Yuan-ling before he nominated her,” DPP Legislator Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) said.
Wu asked the Control Yuan to consider impeaching Sean Chen for negligence.
Chen Yuan-ling and three other candidates were nominated to replace four sitting NCC members who are due to complete their tenure at the end of next month.
The qualification review process has long been stalled at the preliminary review stage by the legislature’s Transportation Committee because the DPP has repeatedly boycotted the review after its repeated requests that the Executive Yuan replace Chen Yuan-ling with another candidate were ignored.
The DPP finds Chen Yuan-ling “unacceptable” as a member of the NCC, the national watchdog of the telecoms and communications industry, because of her deep involvement in cross-strait business activities, DPP Legislator Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) said.
DPP Legislator Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said the party would go ahead with the review only when Sean Chen apologizes for the nomination and finds a replacement for Chen Yuan-ling, or if Chen Yuan-ling withdraws voluntarily.
The legislature is scheduled to go into recess on Friday.
KMT Legislator Lin Hung-chih (林鴻池) said that the party would consider asking for an extra session if a confirmation vote on the four NCC nominees is not held in this session.