Lin Continues Denying He Plagiarized Thesis 林智堅續否認抄襲 批余正煌背後放箭

National Taiwan University's Graduate Institute of National Development revoked Democratic Progressive Party Taoyuan City mayoral candidate Lin Chih-chien's master's degree on Aug. 9 after determining he committed plagiarism in his thesis. On Aug. 10, Lin continued to proclaim his innocence. Meanwhile, the academic integrity of Lin's thesis advisor, current National Security Bureau Director-General Chen Ming-tung, has also come under question.


On Aug. 9, National Taiwan University's Graduate Institute of National Development revoked Democratic Progressive Party Taoyuan City mayoral candidate Lin Chih-chien's master's degree after determining he copied the thesis of another student named Yu Cheng-huang. Lin responded immediately by protesting his innocence. On Aug. 10, he once again said he was innocent of plagiarism.

Lin Chih-chien, DPP Taoyuan City Mayoral Candidate: “I provided witness testimony, material evidence, and notarized materials during this process. It's so unfortunate and regretful that the academic ethics committee convened by Dean Su Hung-dah didn't examine these materials.”

With regards to the revocation of his degree, Lin said he will wait until he receives related documents before discussing how to respond with his legal team. Yu's lawyer has not ruled out filing a lawsuit against Lin for slander, and Lin's response was that people shouldn't thank people to their faces and then shoot arrows behind their back. This scandal has raised questions about Lin's political integrity, and his opponents called for him to withdraw from the race.

Simon Chang, KMT Taoyuan City Mayoral Candidate: “Academics has its own place, and we're focusing on our itinerary and getting in touch with the people.”

Lai Hsiang-ling, TPP Taoyuan City Mayoral Candidate: “He (Lin Chih-chien) doesn't need to use a political discourse to say that he's willing to appear before the academic ethics committee to explain and then accuse committee members of having a political agenda.”

Lin's thesis advisor was Chen Ming-tung, who is currently the director-general of the National Security Bureau. Chen's academic integrity has also come under question.

Wang Hung-wei, Taipei City Councilor (KMT): “NTU should not only punish this student Lin Chih-chien, but also Chen Ming-tung, who was Lin's thesis advisor. I hope NTU can continue with this work.”

Chung Siao-ping, Taipei City Councilor (KMT): “The director-general of the NSB tried to pressure a low-level investigator named Yu Cheng-huang into taking responsibility for this Lin Chih-chien matter. What can I do if my boss orders me to do something? He chose to stand on the side of justice and expose this matter.”

On Aug. 10, Kuomintang Taipei City Councilor Chung Siao-ping filed a lawsuit against Chen with the Control Yuan. Chung intends to report Chen to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office on Aug. 11.

 

 

林智堅的台大國發所碩士論文被指抄襲余正煌,台大昨日公布審議結果,認定林智堅抄襲,撤銷林智堅碩士學位,林智堅第一時間高喊無辜,今日再次強調自己絕無抄襲。

林智堅表示:「我也在這個過程當中提出了人證、物證、公證的資料,很可惜很遺憾,在蘇宏達院長召集的學倫會之下,沒有把這些作為資料來驗證。」

至於學位,林智堅表示,他會在收到相關文件後,透過律師團討論後續怎麼處理,針對余正煌律師不排除提告林智堅誹謗,林智堅批評,「人前感謝,人後放箭」,這不是做人的道理。林智堅論文風暴遭對手質疑政治誠信,要求林智堅應退選。

國民黨桃園市長參選人張善政表示:「學術的歸學術,我們就是努力跑我們的行程,接觸我們的基層民眾。」

民眾黨桃園市長參選人賴香伶說:「他(林智堅)也不需要透過政治話語來說,他願意到學倫會去做說明,然後認為學倫會審定委員,好像有政治目的。」

而林智堅的指導教授、現任國安局長陳明通的學術倫理也遭質疑。

國民黨台北市議員王鴻薇表示:「台大應該不是只處理這個學生林智堅而已,更應該要處理陳明通,也就是他的指導教授,所以請台大繼續地清理門戶。」

國民黨台北市議員鍾小平指出:「國安局長竟然壓迫小小的調查員余正煌,叫他扛,林智堅這件事,局長要我扛,我怎麼辦,只有選擇他主持正義,把這件事情揭發出來。」鍾小平也於今日前往監察院檢舉陳明通,更預告明日將去北檢提告陳明通。
 

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