Cabinet Spokesman Cho Jung-tai (
"The investigation into the riot by Thai workers in Kaohsiung will be completed and the results announced on Monday, so the premier has decided to make the announcement on whether both Chens should take responsibility and step down on Tuesday," Cho said.
"However, even if they leave their current posts, the premier will arrange other positions for them in the Cabinet as recognition of their remarkable talent," he said.
The investigation Cho referred to has been conducted by Minister Without Portfolio Hsu Chih-hsiung (
Hsu's brief was to decide whether government officials should step down over the riot.
Cho made the remarks yesterday as he accompanied Hsieh to a seminar for Cabinet members in Kaohsiung.
When asked about the rumor that Minister of the Interior Su Jia-chyuan (
Meanwhile, an additional minister without portfolio position is available and this position is expected to be filled when Hsieh announces his decision tomorrow.