Date: Feb 19, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Widely speculated as the possible next premier, former minister of finance Lin
Chuan (林全) yesterday said that president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should find someone better.
“Whether or not to accept [the appointment] is not an issue, because there has been no such offer, [Tsai] has not yet made a decision,” Lin said in response to reporters’ questions on the sidelines of a conference for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers in Taipei before the new legislative session starts today.
“As far as my personal opinion is concerned, I would prefer that she asks someone else,” Lin said.
Asked if he would accept the appointment if Tsai asked him, Lin said Tsai has made it very clear that she would only think about it in April.
“So let’s not ask hypothetical questions before April, but if you must ask the question, I would say that there are a lot of people who are more capable than me for the position and I believe that Tsai will find the most ideal candidate,” Lin said. [FULL STORY]