Cabinet Reshuffle Will Take Place After Legislative Session 府院.內閣定調 立院會期後全面檢討人事

President Tsai Ing-wen called senior government officials to a meeting yesterday and ordered an evaluation of all senior government posts when the current legislative session ends. On the following day, the Executive Yuan announced that Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung had resigned for health reasons.

Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung, who was scheduled to attend a legislative interpellation on the 5th, has resigned. His deputy, Hua Ching-chun, attended the interpellation in his place. 

Hua Ching-chun, Deputy Interior Minister: “It's not our place as underlings to speak about our superiors going or staying. Everyone knows the minister has been dealing with long-term respiratory and spinal issues. He honestly didn't look that great when I saw him last Friday.”

According to an Executive Yuan statement, Hsu resigned due to health reasons and Premier Su Tseng-chang tried to change his mind, but to no avail. President Tsai Ing-wen convened a meeting of senior government officials on the 4th and ordered an evaluation of all senior government posts after the current legislative session ends.

Wang Kwo-tsai, Transportation and Communications Minister: “It's all up to fate. Every appointed official does what they're supposed to do.”

Pan Wen-chung, Education Minister: “Personally speaking, I have done everything to the best of my abilities every single day I've been at this job. I will also work with my colleagues on planning and promotion (after the reshuffle).”

Chen Chi-chung, Agriculture Minister: “I will proceed in accordance with the Cabinet reshuffle. Appointed officials don't have set terms anyway, and they have to bear the responsibility for the implementation of policies. (If I go back to teaching), I'll follow the secondment schedule.”

Many want to know what will be the fate of Health and Welfare Minister Hsueh Jui-yuan.

Reporters asked Hsueh Jui-yuan, Health and Welfare Minister: “Do you want to keep your job? Minister, do you want to remain at your job?”

How great of a Cabinet reshuffle will there be? Only time will tell.












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