‘JUMPING INTO A FIRE PIT’:Mo Tien-hu previously worked in domestic security for the Investigation Bureau. KMT critics worry because he has no direct party experience
Date: May 07, 2016
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang / Staff reporter
The appointment of National Immigration Agency Director-General Mo Tien-hu (莫天虎), who has an
intelligence background, to the position of Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) secretary-general has set some tongues wagging.
The KMT’s Central Standing Committee approved the appointment on Wednesday. Mo, who has applied for retirement, is slated to take over the position with the KMT on Monday.
Mo has worked at the Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau as director of the Taipei City Field Office Shihlin Station, Hualien County Station and Tainan City Station, the deputy director of the bureau’s Domestic Security Field Office, deputy director of the Kaohsiung City Field Office, director of the Tainan City Field Office and director of the Domestic Security Field Office.
In a goodbye statement issued to his colleagues on Wednesday, Mo said the new role is expected to be “full of difficulties and challenges, which would amount to jumping into a fire pit.”
However, fawning over the powerful is not his thing, he said. [FULL STORY]