Premier says he disagrees with Hoklo cash cut (Taipei Times)
Let's wait and see what actually happens.
Premier Liu Chao-shiuan (劉兆玄) said yesterday that he disagreed with Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators’ rejection of the budget request for Hoklo accreditation examinations.Liu told Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators Chiu Yi-ying (邱議瑩) and Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) during a legislative session that he would do his best to remedy the lack of funding for the examinations this year....
Hung’s move prompted a demonstration outside the Legislative Yuan last Friday.
The premier yesterday rebutted DPP legislator speculation that Hung initiated the motion at the Cabinet’s request.
He said the Cabinet would request a budget to hold the examinations next year.
Chen Hsueh-yu (陳雪玉), executive secretary and a senior inspector at the ministry’s National Languages Committee, said on Friday that the ministry would not be able to hold the exams this year as a result of the budget cuts.
She said the ministry would consider ways of improving the proficiency of Hoklo teachers.