Presidential Office has no plans for Cabinet reshuffle: spokesman

The Presidential Office expressed its full support for the Cabinet Tuesday, saying that there are no plans for a Cabinet reshuffle or personnel changes.

Since the new government took office in May, the Cabinet led by Premier Lin Chuan (??) has been functioning smoothly and there is no need for a reshuffle, Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (???) said.

The Presidential Office has great confidence in the Cabinet, given that it has laid out the central government’s budget plan for the following year and has pushed forward with several government policies over the past few months, which shows its efficient performance, Huang said.

Huang made the comment after opposition Kuomintang (KMT) legislators staged a sit-in protest in the Legislature Tuesday, demanding that Lin reshuffle the Cabinet or step down.

Lin was delivering a policy address at the start of the new legislative session at the time.

The KMT reportedly planned to hold a meeting to consider a drive for a no-confidence vote in the Legislature and a vote to topple the Cabinet.

In response, Lin said that reviews on Cabinet personnel changes can be carried out at any time if there is a need, but “currently, there is no plan for such an adjustment.”

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel