The Department of Government Ethics, Taipei City Government has hosted “The Legal Lecture on Service for the Convenience of the General or the Desire to Get a Profit?” on September 14, 2017
In order for the public servants to have better knowledge of following and executing laws and as well as strengthen administrative efficiency; the Department of Government Ethics, Taipei City Government has hosted “2017 Legal Lecture on Service for the Convenience of the General or the Desire to Get a Profit?” on September 14, 2017and invited Hsiao, Yung-Chang, a prosecutor from Taipei District Prosecutors Office as the speaker at Taipei Fine Art Museum.
He, Ting-Wei, the chief secretary of Department of Government Ethics has stated that “administration according to law” is one of the core values of a country under the rule of law and also the first principle of all the administrative measures. Integrity, service for the convenience of the general and efficiency are the goals of the public servants. How to bring convenience to the public without breaking any laws is the main lesson for public servants. Through the lecture, the department hopes that the public servants can better understand the difference between service for the convenience of the general and the desire to get a profit, and the severe consequences of corruption and also encourages them to take responsibility and create a trustful and clean government.
Hsiao has many experiences and legal profession regarding on corruption and analyzed the risks of abuse of authority and corruption cases including, “procurement”, police, “environmental protection”, construction, land, customs, river gravel, medical and funeral, bridge and pavement and others. Hsiao’s lecturing style was easy and interesting, which led almost 250 public servants attended to the lecture.
As an experienced prosecutor with legal profession, Hsiao has explicated the legal requirement of the offence of profit by public officer and the analyze the judgments of such cases in the fields with high risk of corruption including “procurement”, “police force”, “environmental protection”, “construction management”, “land administration”, “customs”, “river gravel”, “medical and funeral”, “bridge and pavement construction” and others. Hsiao has successfully explained profound legal concepts in simple language and grabbed more than 250 civil servants’ attention, and their enthusiastic feedbacks.