The China Post
Date: October 12, 2017
By: Ku Chuan, Lu Hsin-hui and Evelyn Kao
TAIPEI (CNA) – Veteran Affairs Council Minister Lee Hsiang-jow (李翔宙) said
Thursday he was resigning over a spat with opposition Kuomintang lawmakers, but Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has rejected the resignation, according to a Cabinet spokesman.
Following a legislative hearing in which Lee and the KMT lawmakers got into a heated exchange over his party affiliation, he held a press conference to announce that he was resigning as head of the Veteran Affairs Council.
However, Premier Lai has declined to accept Lee’s resignation, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said.
The issue arose from an exchange between Lee and two KMT legislators during the legislative hearing earlier in the day. [FULL STORY]