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National police chief considers retirement

National police chief considers retirement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Police Agency Director-General Wang Cho-chiun was considering early retirement but no written application had been received yet, Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen said Friday.
Wang served as Taipei police chief under then-Mayor Ma Ying-jeou before being promoted to head the NPA around the time when Ma was first elected president in 2008.
Responding to questions at the Legislative Yuan, Chen confirmed that he had received a verbal application for early retirement from Wang just before and after the most recent Lunar New Year holiday.
Wang reportedly said he had considered several times when the best moment would be to leave office and hand over the NPA to a younger generation, preferably before his official retirement date next year. After more than six years and nine months, the time had arrived, Wang reportedly said, but Chen told lawmakers that he had not received a written application from the police chief yet.
Some media reports said that Wang would leave office on March 20 and that he would be succeeded by Central Police University President Tiao Chien-sheng, but the school said it had no such information.
Wang would reach the age of 65 next year and was unwilling to face the management of security during the campaign for presidential and legislative elections expected next January, reports said.
He reportedly tendered his resignation several times during the past few years following major incidents. Police have come under sharp criticism several times for handling mass protests, including those against visits by Chinese officials, the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement with China and the occupation of the Legislative Yuan by the Sunflower Movement almost a year ago.


Updated : 2021-09-26 22:57 GMT+08:00