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By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)
Premier William Lai has countered claims from the opposition Kuomintang
(KMT) party suggesting the government’s Cabinet reshuffle aims only to help the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) win more seats in the November local elections and ignores ongoing problems affecting Taiwan.
Lai said the decision to replace four Cabinet ministers was made because the outgoing members were seeking to leave and because the government is now seeking to put into practice policy decisions made since coming to power in 2016.
The reshuffle sees Interior Minister Yeh Chun-Jung, Minister of Justice, Chiu Tai-san, Transport Minister Ho Chen Tan, and Finance Minister Sheu Yu-jer all replaced.
Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung will take over as Interior Minister, Investigation Bureau Director-General Tsai Ching-hsiang is being appointed Justice Minister. [FULL STORY]