Sat, Aug 04, 2007 - Page 4 News List

Cabinet's family members pay visit on Family Day

By Jimmy Chuang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Government Information Office Minister Shieh Jhy-wey's daughters yesterday perform a flamenco dance on the Cabinet's annual Family Day.

PHOTO: GEORGE TSORNG, TAIPEI TIMES

The families of Cabinet members were able to visit their loved ones at work yesterday on Family Day for government employees.

"Our family members were able to visit us at work and get an opportunity to understand what we do while we are at work," Government Information Office Minister Shieh Jhy-wey (謝志偉) said.

"We also got the chance to get to know our coworkers' family members," he said.

sing-along

When the wife of Premier Chang Chun-hsiung's (張俊雄) visited him at his office, Chang led his fellow Cabinet employees in an impromptu family sing-along.

Shieh's wife and two daughters visited him at his office and his daughters performed a Flamenco dance for the press, temporarily replacing Shieh as the photographers' focus.

Media coverage

Shieh's wife Wang Ling-hui (王齡慧) said that she appreciated the local media coverage of her husband because when she was visiting Germany a month ago, the media coverage helped her to know where her husband was.

"At work, I give orders to my fellow staff members. At home, I take orders from my wife, but I am happy about that and would like to keep it that way. On Family Day, I am more than happy to let my family know what I have been doing here," Shieh said.

Headquarters

The Naval Command Headquarters also invited the families of naval personnel to its complex in Dazhi (大直), Taipei City, yesterday.

"Family Day is an important day for military personnel because our family members have the chance to come and visit us where we work, especially as most of us seldom have the chance to stay with them at home," said Rear Admiral Yeh Chin-hsiang (葉錦祥), vice chief of staff at the headquarters.

Activities

The Family Day activities were organized by the Cabinet. Initially, the activities were scheduled to be held on Children's Day on April 4.

However, after Children's Day was canceled as a national holiday, the Family Day activities were rescheduled for yesterday.

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