OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE:The association praised last year’s cross-strait presidential meeting, saying it will ‘aggressively’ strive to help Ma win the Nobel Peace Prize
Date: Jul 02, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter, with CNA
About 50 former presidential advisers who served during former president Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) two terms in office have established an association aimed at providing counsel to President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration.
The association’s founding was marked on Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at the Ambassador Hotel Taipei, attended by Ma and former vice president Wu Den-yih (吳敦義).
Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Liu Shen-liang (劉盛良) was chosen as association chairman, while former Examination Yuan secretary-general Lin Shui-chi (林水吉), former chairman of the then-Greater Taichung Council Lin Jen-te (林仁德) and former Control Yuan member Hung Chun-te (洪俊德) were designated as vice chairmen. [FULL STORY]