Radio Taiwan International
Premier Lin Chuan says that the government’s new picks for Cabinet-level positions have all been
chosen on the basis of their ability.
The premier was speaking Saturday in response to criticism over the appointment of Lin Mei-chu to the position of labor minister. She currently serves as a minister without portfolio and as head of the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission.
The move comes amid a Cabinet reshuffle that will also see the ministers for labor, health, and science replaced. But her appointment as labor minister has proven controversial because she is President Tsai Ing-wen’s cousin.
The premier said that all of the new Cabinet picks were chosen because of their ability to perform, and that no other factors were involved in their selection. [FULL STORY]