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MND looks into report of official's son cavorting with escorts at private club

MND looks into report of official's son cavorting with escorts at private club

The Ministry of National Defense said yesterday it has decided to confine the minister of education's son Du Ming-yi for five days after an investigation into alleged misconduct by Du.
The tabloid Apple Daily ran a report yesterday that Minister of Education Du Cheng-sheng's son, who is currently serving in the military, visited a notorious private escort establishment on Tuesday when he had the day off in reward for good performance.
The report says that Du was celebrating his birthday with a group of friends at the establishment, and was accompanied by escort girls. Du paid NT$30,000 for five hours at the establishment, the report claimed.
Wang Tien-yang, an official of the Political Warfare Department under the MND said the ministry is looking into Du Ming-yi's case. "If he is found to have visited such an establishment, the MND will hand down harsh punishment to him," Wang stressed.
Du Ming-yi may face up to a maximum of 30 days of confinement, Wang said.
Wang noted that Du Ming-yi had Tuesday off because he ran a successful activity in the military but that he returned to the base on time on Wednesday.
The minister of education, questioned by reporters at a conference in Taichung, refused to comment on the reports of his son behavior.
Legislators across party lines blasted the minister for his negligence in teaching his son proper values.
People First Party legislative leader Wu Ching-chih said "Du Ming-yi's behavior is very inappropriate. Du Cheng-sheng should engage in some deep self reflection, as he cannot even teach his son to do the right things."
Democratic Progressive Party legislator Wang Sing-nan said Du Cheng-sheng has the responsibility to supervise his son if the latter is proven to have done something wrong. "Du Cheng-sheng is the head of the MOE. How can he teach other people's children if he cannot teach his only son to behave well?" Wang asked.


Updated : 2021-06-16 07:33 GMT+08:00