Premier-designate Lin Chuan (林全) yesterday introduced another 14 future Cabinet members, including the ministers of education, culture, the Hakka Affairs Council and the Council of Indigenous Peoples and the director of the National Palace Museum.
Deputy Taichung Mayor Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) was announced as the future minister of education. Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君) has been tapped for minister of culture.
Chimei Museum chief operating officer Lin Jeng-yi (林正儀) has been appointed director of the National Palace Museum. Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Lee Yung- te (李永得) — who served as minister of the then-Council of Hakka Affairs from 2005 to 2008 — was appointed to head the Hakka Affairs Council, which received an administrative upgrade in 2012 and had its name changed.
Also reappointed was New Taipei City Councilor Icyang Parod of the Amis people, who was Council of Indigenous Peoples minister from 2007 to 2008.
Ming Chuan University dean of social sciences Wu Hsin-hsing (吳新興) has been appointed to head the Overseas Community Affairs Council; National Chengchi University public administration professor Chu Tzer-ming (朱澤民) is to head the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics; and Jay Shih (施能傑), who is also a professor of public administration at National Chengchi University, is to oversee the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration.
Eight deputy ministers were also announced.
As for the minister of transportation and communications and the minister of the interior, Lin Chuan said those announcements had to be postponed because of the time needed for consideration by people who have been asked.
Lin Chuan said that the remaining posts would be announced before the end of the month.
Lin Chuan said he had prioritized problemsolving as a trait for Cabinet memebers, so having “rising stars” in the Cabinet was a secondary concern — many of the future Cabinet members so far are deputy mayors of local governments, not considered rising stars — as was gender proportionality, age and where members are from.