Peter finally told us yesterday that he will not seek to be reelected. We were very shocked. I did not sleep all night long and got up at 2 am this morning. I was very sad and decided to send this email to everyone. I hope everyone will consider my thoughts carefully. Although August we probably heard that Peter was reluctant to be re-elected due to family issues, we thought he could be persuaded and lightened his job and only wanted him to be reelected, so he will not considered launching other suitable candidates. After past the deadline for registration, Peter finally said he will not run for the 2nd term. It will result in the election of only one person (Mr. Mike Kuo) without any competitors. This is an unfair election. I hope Honorable Members will reconsider to have more candidates for upcoming election. Otherwise this will bring a great crisis to FAPA.
The reasons are as follows:
FAPA has been controlled by CJ Wang, the Managing director for long period of time. We did appreciate her contributions in the past. However, we heard that she confidentially controlled the FAPA financial system, computer system, email, etc. Even for Peter Chen, he is not authorized to access to the accounting system because of no key or access code. It is a violation of rules of companies or non-profit organizations, isn’t it? As known, we need to bring more young generations to work for FAPA. That’s the way to keep FAPA continuing to help Taiwan. From what we have seen, FAPA HQ’s arbitrary style of doing things, stifling the enthusiasm of young people working in FAPA, it will interfere FAPA’s progress in the future. We need to restructure and develop a plan to hire and retain new employees and create an employee succession plan for the continuity of FAPA HQ staffs. Certainly it will need whoever the new president to focus on the revolution.
From the time we took part in the FAPA five years ago, we received almost no notice for any of the general meeting, which is why FAPA has been unable to expand its organization. Until last year I introduced FAPA to Dennis Peng (彭文正), and with the vigorous promotion in his TV programs, FAPA was echoed in Taiwan.
As you may know that Steve Chabot came to Seattle last week for a fundraising dinner at my house. We helped to raise $ 21,000 successfully. However I just got the message from Joe Lin, Davis, CA that Coen called Steve Chabot's assistant and told him not to contact the State Department and asked that CSB (陳水扁) be invited to the U.S. for medical rehabilitation and treatment and to either call or write President Tsai to grant CSB full pardon so that he may have the freedom so vital to his recovery. It has now been confirmed that FAPA HQ which has absolutely nothing to do with this local initiative had intervened or more accurately, interfered and put a stop to what Chabot and Joe Lin had agreed to do. If HQ determined that our local effort in any way is detrimental to U.S. national security interest or inconsistent with the U.S. One China policy, the proper thing to do is to at least contact Joe Lin to discuss this issue. To interfere with a grassroots effort for a human rights issue is improper at the least and perhaps illegal from the standpoint of FAPA. This is truly unfortunate that a grass roots group of Taiwanese Americans concerned with human rights for CSB has been stopped from achieving what is their legal right to do.
I think Coen dare to do such a thing on behalf of FAPA, there must be some clever behind the instructions, and behind the intervening Tsai government, FAPA has a political party involved today, Has lost its fairness, and we should expel the evil forces of FAPA HQ.
Because Mike Kuo has a very good relationship CJ Wang, if we choose him, FAPA will never improve and the clever forces will continue. Fyi, President Tsai once nominated CJ Wang as a district legislator.
We have been supporting FAPA since we started out from scratch more than 30 years ago, saving every penny to sponsor Taiwan and sponsoring Tzu Chi. Tzu Chi's fraud was uncovered by Dennis Peng. The money will also amount to nearly a million U.S. dollars. What is it for? It is hoped that Taiwan will get better and better and move onto the world. This money I can give my family a luxurious world of tourism, but I donated it without hesitation, for what? For my beloved Taiwan, this is the reason why I am very angry. After receiving the email, please help me to pass it onto the FAPA members. Because of the intricacies of controlling the information at FAPA HQ, we can’t communicate it once, and we can only rely on everyone's efforts to let everyone know and change the organization of FAPA ASAP. I give my life assurance, send this letter to no avail, I only hope to improve FAPA.
Sue Wang (supporter of FAPA)