Premier-designate wants future minister off Facebook

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-05-13
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier-designate Lin Chuan said Friday he had told his future 6754460minister without portfolio Chang Ching-sen he should shut down his Facebook page after being sworn in on May 20.

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and her whole administration will be inaugurated on that day following her landslide election victory last January 16.

Chang is one of several new Cabinet officials to have come under fire for making controversial comments in the run-up to the inauguration.

In Chang’s case, his comments included disparaging references he made on Facebook about campaigners against the demolition of private homes by the authorities. His remarks were seen as negative by social activists who had played an important part in the opposition against the government of President Ma Ying-jeou, eventually leading to Tsai’s victory.     [FULL  STORY]

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