New envoy to Singapore resigns over drink driving
Taiwan’s new envoy to Singapore resigned yesterday after he was caught drink-driving last week in the island’s capital in Taipei, just hours after he had been sworn into office. Antonio Chiang – a veteran journalist and political commentator – said he had drunk whisky and wine over dinner with friends before he was caught on August 2. His arrest triggered calls for his resignation from campaigners in Taiwan against drink driving. The office of Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen said yesterday she had accepted his resignation and “respected” his decision.