DEATH WISH:Hsu Kuo-yung’s office director, Connie Lin, resigned after saying online that pension reform protesters should ‘die early on Tomb Sweeping Day’
Date: Apr 01, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) yesterday said he would accept the
resignation of his office director over her controversial remarks urging public-sector workers protesting pension reform to “die early,” but called on a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) councilor who asked for President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) head to also take responsibly for his words.
Hsu said he has asked his office director, Connie Lin (林育卉), to temporarily leave her post after her controversial remarks on Facebook were brought to his attention on Thursday.
Hsu said he had no comment on Lin’s personal opinions, but does feel it is inappropriate for someone working for a government agency to post emotional rhetoric online. [FULL STORY]