Hung, Hau criticize Cabinet reshuffle

’STOP FOOLING AROUND’:The pair also criticized a proposal to remove the images of Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek from banknotes, with Hung Hsiu-chu calling it ‘psycho’

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 05, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) and Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu, second left, attends meetings of the Taishan and Chongqing associations in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

(郝龍斌) both questioned President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) new picks to head four ministries, particularly focusing on newly appointed Minister of Labor Lin Mei-chu (林美珠), who is Tsai’s cousin.

It is not entirely inappropriate to “recommend someone from your own family” if they are a good fit for the job, but people should refrain from holding the KMT to a different standard, Hung said.

“If the same situation occurred when the KMT was in office, many would have been likely to … lash out at the KMT,” she said.

“Take [former president] Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) as an example: After he took office, members of his family such as his elder sisters could not hold any [official] position. I hope [the public] holds the KMT to the same standard when the party takes office again,” Hung said.    [FULL  STORY]

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