Taiwan Defense minister Chen Chao-min has offered to quit over criticism that the government was too slow in its response to Typhoon Morakot which may have killed as many as 500 people, local television said on Wednesday.
Hsieh Hsiang-chuan, secretary general of the cabinet, had also offered to resign, TVBS station said. government officials declined to comment.
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said on Tuesday his administration would investigate the government response to the disaster.
Earlier this week, Taiwan deputy Foreign minister Andrew Hsia offered to quit over the ministry’s refusal of overseas aid.