Lin Chia-lung says resignation following train crash still pending

MOTC Minister Lin Chia-lung revealed that his resignation is still pending on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) revealed on Wednesday that his resignation following the Taroko accident is still pending.

Lin reportedly submitted his written resignation to Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday, but he has yet to receive a response.

Lin traveled to the accident site in Hualien earlier that day to give a special report on the cause of the derailment accident, traffic safety and the control mechanism of engineering manufacturers.

Speaking at the Legislative Yuan later that day, Lin added that no one has rejected the resignation form, indicating that there is still a fair chance that it would be granted.

Lin emphasized that the final decision lies in his superiors and indicated that he would respect whatever answer they give.

The Taroko Express accident crashed into an engineering vehicle that slid down a slope on April 2, killing 50 people and injuring 200 others.