Radio Taiwan International
Premier Lin Chuan says the Cabinet has already returned a draft bill governing national
security protection to the justice ministry. Lin was speaking Friday in an interview.
There has been great controversy over the draft bill proposed by the ministry’s investigation bureau. Under the draft bill, law enforcement officers will be stationed in government buildings. Government agencies may also give them the power to obtain documents or other information related to people that they find suspicious.
Critics have said this degree of power is excessive and violates human rights. One prominent member of the ruling DPP called the bill a “grave violation of the spirit of the rule of law.” [FULL STORY]