The Executive Yuan denied yesterday a news report that Premier Su Tseng-chang (
Executive Yuan spokesman Cheng Wen-tsang (
According to the report, Su has insisted on resigning from the government's top executive post citing "high moral standards" and "principles of clean politics" as his reasons following first lady Wu Shu-jen's (吳淑珍) indictment on charges of forgery and corruption a day earlier.
Meanwhile, Cheng declined to discuss the meeting Su held at his official residence yesterday morning with close aides and several Cabinet members.
According to Minister without Portfolio Lin Wan-i (
Su's motorcade was seen entering President Chen Shui-bian's (
Cheng later confirmed that Su and Chen met for about an hour yesterday to exchange views and discuss Cabinet operations.