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New GIO spokesman vows to be diligent, attentive

New GIO spokesman vows to be diligent, attentive

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) New Government Information Office (GIO) Minister Su Jun-pin said at his swearing-in Wednesday that he has not taken the job simply to "speak" or "debate." "I'm here to work, and I'm determined to have the public consider me as the most diligent and attentive government spokesman the country has ever had, " Su said at the changeover ceremony presided over by Minister without Portfolio Ovid Tzeng.
Describing his mentality in taking the job as "treading on thin ice, " the new GIO chief said that in the face of the global economic downturn, "you dare not say 'no' to this job if you have any compassion toward this land." "I will face a lot of pressure, but I hope to persevere in spite of difficulties," he said.
Su admitted that he has not had much time to prepare himself, but stressed he would strive to let Taiwan's people know how hard the government is trying to lead the country through the mist of the global economic turmoil.
Lauding Su as an "unusually talented" young man, Tzeng said Su will be an effective spokesman in describing the government's policies given his excellent communication skills.
Su, who at 32 will become the youngest member of the Cabinet, served as the chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau under the Taoyuan county government before being appointed to his new post.
A spokesman for President Ma Ying-jeou during his presidential campaign. Su replaces Vanessa Yea-ping Shih, who has been named as Taiwan's representative in Singapore.
(By Deborah Kuo)




Updated : 2021-07-31 01:18 GMT+08:00