’TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE’:The DPP’s Tsai Ing-wen urged the government to provide relevant information to prosecutors so that they can appeal the court’s ruling
Date: Nov 29, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The pan-green and pan-blue camps shared a rare moment of
solidarity yesterday, with politicians from both sides attacking the not guilty verdicts handed down on Friday by the Changhua District Court to Ting Hsin International Group (頂新集團) executives accused of being criminally culpable over 2013’s tainted cooking oil scandal.
The court found the six defendants, among them former Ting Hsin executive Wei Ying-chun (魏應充), not guilty of breaching the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食品安全衛生管理法).
KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) campaign office spokesperson Wang Hong-wei (王鴻薇) said that Ting Hsin has not only harmed the health of Taiwanese, but also damaged the reputation of the nation’s food and the office “feels deeply sorry about the ruling and urges prosecutors to appeal it to their fullest capabilities.” [FULL STORY]