Presidential Office denies partial Cabinet reshuffle
CNATAIPEI--The Presidential Office denied a newspaper report yesterday that the Cabinet will soon undergo a partial reshuffle.
January 5, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
The Liberty Times reported Friday that President Ma Ying-jeou has not ruled out the possibility of replacing members of the Cabinet before the opening of the next legislative session in February.
The Chinese-language daily quoted unnamed political sources assaying that Ma was not satisfied with the performances of certain economic and financial officials and that Economic Affairs Minister Shih Yen-shiang was one of those likely to be replaced.
The report was not true, the Presidential Office said in a statement.
Citing Ma's New Year's Day speech, the statement said all government officials have been asked to actively sell their policies to the public, achieve greater administrative efficiency and show courage in carrying out their duties.
“All these are criteria used to evaluate agency heads' performances,” the statement said.