Presidential advisors resign after Tsai responds to call urging her to bow out in 2020

Tsai rebuffs letter questioning leadership, three advisors, including two signatories of the letter reportedly preparing to resign

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/01/03
By:  Taiwan News, Staff Writer

File photo: Tsai responds to Xi’s Jan. 2 speech (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the morning of Jan. 3, immediately following the publication of public letter urging President Tsai Ing-wen not to run for re-election in 2020, three presidential office advisors tendered their resignation.

Presidential Office advisers Wu Li-pei (吳澧培), Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), who signed the letter published by Liberty Times, have reportedly turned in notices of resignation according to an anonymous source.

Additionally, a third presidential office advisor Koo Kwang-ming (辜寬敏), who was not a signatory of the public letter, is reportedly preparing to resign as well according to a Dec. 29 report from Storm magazine.

Shortly after the letter’s publication, President Tsai released with a statement without directly mentioning the letter.    [FULL  STORY]

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