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Third wife's family not listed in genealogy: Wong

Winston Wen-yang Wong (王文洋), the son of the second wife of Wang Yung-ching (王永慶) and also his eldest son, stated yesterday that Wang Jui-yu (王瑞瑜), a daughter of Wang Yung-ching's third wife, has no right to oppose the burial of Wang Yue-lan (王月蘭), the first wife of Wang Yung-ching, with his father, since the third wife of Wang Yung-ching and her four daughters are not listed in the family's genealogy.

The genealogy was made in 1967 by Wang Yung-ching's cousin and was never changed, said Wong.

Wong pointed out that the genealogy listed the first and second wives of Wang Yung-ching and their sons and daughters and the family of Wang Yung-tsai (王永在), Wang Yung-ching's younger brother.

Asked why the third wife and her daughters were not listed in the genealogy, Wong replied that it was the idea of his grandmother, the eldest family member, when the genealogy was made. 

“Even my father dared not oppose my grandmother's idea,” he said.

Asked whether he is willing to change the genealogy to include the third wife of his father and their daughters, the eldest son in Wang's family replied that it is not his decision to make. Everyone listed in the genealogy has a say.

As for the fourth wife of his father and their children, he said he knew them since he was young and he is willing to recognize them as his family members.

To bury Wang Yue-lan and Wang Yung-ching together is in accordance with the family tradition for husband and wife to be buried together and the wish of Wang Yue-lan, said Wong. According to him, Wang Yue-lan is the only person who has the right to be buried with his father.

My father's tomb already reserved a place for his wife, Wong said. As a result, to bury Wang Yue-lan with his father will not disturb his father.

There is no family agreement to not bury Wang Yue-lan with his father, stated the eldest son in Wang family.

Wong, however, said he will continue communicating with the third wife of his father concerning this issue.

Winston Wong Will Not Give Up or Fight for the Return

Wong stated yesterday that he does not plan to fight for or give up his chance to return to the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑關係企業), the company founded by his father.

FPG President and Winston's cousin William Wang (王文淵) stated that Wong can become the director of the board of the company, which is reserved for the family of Wang Yung-ching's second wife. Wong, however, said they never asked him to return to the company.

Wang Yung-ching asked Wong to leave the FPG because of an affair he had with his student when he was a professor in National Taiwan University.

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Winston Wong (王文洋) talks to the press about the issue of burying Wang Yue-lan with his father in Taipei yesterday. Wang Jui-yu (王瑞瑜), a daughter of Wang Yung-ching's third wife, opposed burying them together, but Wong said she has no say in the matter . (CNA)

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