President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Su Tseng-chang attended the Police Day celebration ceremony to pay respects to the police officers, and also answered a few sensitive questions.
A large quantity of these class-3 drugs which are currently popular are laid on the table. These barrels all consist of raw materials for the drug, totaling 3,500 kilograms. These are among the latest drug seizure by police officers. President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Su Tseng-chang visited the police officers on Police Day, June 15, and said that they will help ensure that officers are safe while doing their job.
The Executive Yuan has cleared a NT$480 million budget to purchase lighter police batons and new Tasers. Part of the budget is also used to build an interactive shooting range. The goal is to equip the officers with better gear.
Tsai and Su have both acknowledged the hard work of the police officers. Su also acknowledged the performance of Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai. Chen might elect to join the upcoming Kaohsiung by-election, and Su was asked about whether the government has nominated a candidate to take Chen's post. Su responded by saying that it's not right to plan a replacement for Chen at this stage.
I'm not thinking about a replacement vice premier right now. (What about Chen Shih-chung?) Chen has done well on his position. (If you were to pick between Chen and Economics Minister Shen Jung-chin, who would you pick?) I never said I'd pick one. Chen hasn't said that he'd quit his job so it's not right to plan a replacement for him.
Su has acknowledged the performance of Health Minister Chen Shih-chung. He was also asked about the controversial new policy that caps the amount of the out-of-pocket expenses for certain medical equipment, which had led to push backs from medical professionals. The policy has since been put on hold, and Su said that the government should thoroughly communicated with relevant parties before launching the policy.
The intention behind the new policy was good. It was originally aimed to reduce the public's burden. The team in the government should've been briefed on the policy and accompanying information should have been sent to the public to avoid misunderstandings.
Some speculate that Su could be criticizing the Ministry of Health and Welfare for not thoroughly planning out the policy and taking into considerations of all who are involved. While the policy is on hold, Su has asked Health Minister Chen Shih-chung to hold discussions with experts from the medical field in order to come up with an improved version of the policy.