Date: Oct 12, 2017
By: Tseng Wei-chen and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Alicia Wang (王育敏) yesterday obstructed the passage of a draft law to establish a national human rights museum that the Cabinet approved in July.
The bill should be put aside until the promulgation of laws concerning the promotion of transitional justice, Wang said.
Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) made an emotional plea for urgent passage of the draft, citing the deaths of Tsui Hsiao-ping (崔小萍), Chen Meng-ho (陳孟和) and Su Yu-peng (蘇友鵬) this year, all of whom lived in the Martial Law era.
The museum is important for the consolation of the memories of remaining survivors of that period, Cheng said. [FULL STORY]