Taiwan names new premier

Wu Den-yih will become Taiwan's premier, the president's office said on Monday.

Taiwan names new premier
Wu Den-yih, a colourful, outspoken ruling party official, will become Taiwan's premier, the president's office said on Monday, to help President Ma Ying-jeou weather his worst crisis so far in office after a deadly typhoon.

Premier Liu Chao-shiuan, the appointed head of Taiwan's cabinet, said earlier on Monday he would leave and that other ministers would offer to do the same on Thursday over perceived slow or messy responses to Typhoon Morakot, which killed up to 758 people as it drenched the island from Aug. 7-9.


Reuters
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