MISUNDERSTANDING:A Cabinet official said today’s announcement would not be a draft proposal as reported, but a set of principles for revising the pension system
Date: Nov 14, 2017
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
About 1,000 retired military personnel yesterday gathered in front of the Executive Yuan
in Taipei to call on Minister Without Portfolio Lin Wan-i (林萬億) to negotiate a pension reform proposal with them before announcing it.
The Presidential Office’s Pension Reform Committee was expected to announce a proposal to reform military pensions at a news conference today, officials with knowledge of the matter said on Saturday.
The 800 Heroes group of veterans opposed to pension reform responded by announcing it would stage a protest yesterday to demand an explanation from Lin.
In a meeting at the Executive Yuan on May 11, Lin said he would communicate with veterans before submitting a reform proposal to the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Defense, said 800 Heroes operational commander Wu Chi-liang (吳其樑), a retired army lieutenant general. [FULL STORY]