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President Tsai nominates 11 Control Yuan members

2017/03/01 23:10:07

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Taipei, March 1 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday named former Presidential Office Secretary General Chen Shih-meng (陳師 孟) and 10 others to fill vacancies in the Control Yuan, according to her spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺).

Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) is expected to introduce the 11 nominees and their various backgrounds to the public on Thursday, Huang said.

Some of the nominees have worked in areas such as gender equality, labor, the environment, public health, judicial reform, aboriginal rights, and care of the underprivileged, Huang said.

With their rich experience in their respective fields, it is hoped that they will offer concrete proposals and valid criticisms to the executive branch, he said.

President Tsai also hopes the new members of the watchdog body will serve as "human rights protectors" and will monitor the government's performance, Huang said.

Besides Chen, the other nominees are former activist and Taipei City government staffer Wang Yu-ling(王幼玲) , Deputy Minister of Overseas Community Affairs Tien Chiu-chin(田秋堇), former legislator Walis Perin, Professor Lin Sheng-fong (林盛豐), medical doctor Chang Wu-shou (張武修), lawyer Kao Yung-cheng (高涌誠), lawyer Yang Fang-wan(楊芳婉), former lawmaker Jao Yung-ching (趙永清), People First Party's Deputy Secretary General Liu Wen-hsiung (劉文雄)and Judge Tsai Chung-yi (蔡崇義).

The nominees will have to gain legislative approval before they can assume their new posts as the government's ombudsmen.

(By Sophia Yeh, S.C. Chang and Romulo Huang)
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