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Deputy labor minister's resignation approved

2017/11/27 21:07:19

Liao Huei-fang (廖蕙芳, CNA file photo)

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) A decision by Liao Huei-fang (廖蕙芳) to step down as deputy labor minister has been approved and she will be replaced by former secretary-general of Taipei City government Su Li-chiung (蘇麗瓊), the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Monday.

Liao's resignation was approved by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday, said MOL Chief Secretary Chen Ming-jen (陳明仁).

Su, who was also CEO of the Taipei Universiade organizing committee, will assume the role of deputy minister effective Tuesday, November 28, Chen said.

The labor ministry is thankful for the hard work and assistance Liao has provided over the past 18 months, he added.

On Nov. 13, Liao tendered her resignation to Minister of Labor Lin Mei-chu (林美珠), who tried to dissuade her from stepping down. Nearly a week later on Nov. 19, Liao again expressed a desire to resign on her social media page. Asked to explain why, she told CNA the following day that the decision was based purely on career considerations.

Liao, who has a doctorate in social studies from Tunghai University in Taichung, has previously served as a social welfare official in a number of government agencies, including Kaohsiung City Social Affairs Bureau and Taipei City's Department of Social Welfare. She was appointed deputy labor minister in May 2016.

(By Yu Hsiao-han and Ko Lin)