Cabinet announces partial reshuffle

Taipei-- Taiwan's government will undergo its first significant reshuffle since taking office in May 2016 as four major Cabinet-level agencies will have new leaders next week, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (???) announced Friday.

Minister without Portfolio Lin Mei-chu (???) will take over as labor minister and former Deputy Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (???) will head the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Yilan County Magistrate Lin Tsung-hsien (???) will take over as the head of the Council of Agriculture, and Deputy Education Minister Chen Liang-gee (???) will head the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Hsu said the new appointments will assume their positions next week, but he did not give any reason why the incumbent heads of the four agencies were to be let go less than nine months after taking their positions.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel