Chen Chu sworn in as president of Control Yuan

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 03 August, 2020
By: Andrew Ryan

Incoming Control Yuan President Chen Chu (left) was sworn in on Monday along with other new government officials. (CNA photo)

Former Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu was sworn in on Monday as president of the Control Yuan, Taiwan’s top government watchdog body. The ceremony followed a weeks-long legislative battle over Chen’s nomination. 

The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) opposed Chen’s nomination. They said that Chen’s longtime membership in the DPP, and prior service as Kaohsiung mayor and an aide to President Tsai, made her unfit for the position. They said that’s because the Control Yuan is responsible for investigating misconduct by public officials and agencies. 

Chen said, however, that she had spent 50 years pushing Taiwan toward democracy, including six years as a political prisoner. She said that as head of the Control Yuan, she would work to further safeguard human rights in Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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