Envoy to Thailand resigned over harassment allegations
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Taiwan's former representative to Thailand, Zhuang Shou-han tendered his resignation due to allegations of sexual harassment.
Confirmation comes after reports said Zhuang was asked to leave the post in Bangkok, less than a year after his appointment because he had allegedly sexually harassed a representative office employee. The Presidential Office previously announced that Zhuang resigned for "personal reasons."
According to the United Daily News, Zhuang allegedly touched his female secretary's hands in a car ride during a business trip last December and reportedly asked her to meet him in his hotel room during the same trip. The secretary later reported the incident to the representative office.
However, the United Daily News indicated that it wasn't the first such case involving Zhuang and staffers at the representative office in Thailand. The foreign ministry says the case has been handed over to its sexual harassment complaint review committee for further investigation.