Council dismisses resignation rumors

NATIONAL SECURITY:Tsai Ing-wen called on the government to explain Lee Shying-jow’s decision, adding that the agency should not be engaged in spying on politicians

Taipei Times
Date:  Jul 23, 2015
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

The National Security Council yesterday issued a statement dismissing a flurry of speculation about the abrupt resignation of National Security Bureau director-general Lee Shying-jow (李翔宙) on Tuesday night.

Some media reports regarding Lee’s resignation were “incorrect,” the council said, adding that “there was no reason other than health issues” leading Lee to resign.

The council said on Tuesday night that President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) had approved Lee’s resignation after he cited health problems.

Ma appointed Lieutenant General Yang Kuo-chiang (楊國強) as Lee’s successor.     [FULL  STORY]

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