Premier rejects veteran affairs minister’s resignation

The China Post
Date: October 12, 2017
By: Ku Chuan, Lu Hsin-hui and Evelyn Kao

TAIPEI (CNA) – Veteran Affairs Council Minister Lee Hsiang-jow (李翔宙) said

Veteran Affairs Council Minister Lee Hsiang-jow announced his resignation over a spat with opposition Kuomintang lawmakers, but Premier Lai Ching-te rejected it on Oct. 12, 2017. (CNA)

Thursday he was resigning over a spat with opposition Kuomintang lawmakers, but Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has rejected the resignation, according to a Cabinet spokesman.

Following a legislative hearing in which Lee and the KMT lawmakers got into a heated exchange over his party affiliation, he held a press conference to announce that he was resigning as head of the Veteran Affairs Council.

However, Premier Lai has declined to accept Lee’s resignation, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said.

The issue arose from an exchange between Lee and two KMT legislators during the legislative hearing earlier in the day.    [FULL  STORY]

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