Transitional justice to be pursued: Lai

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Taipei Times
Date: Dec 08, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporter

The Executive Yuan is to immediately establish an ad hoc commission for the promotion

Chiang Kai-shek statues are pictured at the Cihu Mausoleum in Taoyuan yesterday. Photo: CNA

of transitional justice to disclose historical data and remove authoritarian symbols, Premier William Lai (賴清德) said yesterday.

The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday approved the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例) and Lai yesterday instructed Minister Without Portfolio Lo Ping-cheng (羅秉成) to establish such a committee by nominating a list of members, drafting the organizational regulations and planning a budget.

“The establishment has to be completed in the shortest time possible to meet public expectations for transitional justice and reconciliation,” Lai said.    [FULL  STORY]

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