MANIPULATED OPINION? The Transitional Justice Commission would never be a campaign tool, but remain independent and objective, Chairman Huang Huang-hsiung said
Date: Sep 13, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Transitional Justice Commission Deputy Chairman Chang Tien-chin (張天欽) has
resigned over his alleged plan to manipulate public opinion so that Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) New Taipei City mayoral candidate Hou You-yi (侯友宜) would be held accountable for his actions during the White Terror era.
Chang’s resignation came in the aftermath of a leaked audio recording of an informal meeting on Aug. 24, which was allegedly attended by Chang, commission Secretary-General Hsu Chun-ju (許君如), as well as two commission researchers and two associate researchers.
According to a partial transcript published yesterday by the Chinese-language Mirror Media magazine, Chang asked the participants to brainstorm on how to enforce a lustration law that the commission had planned to draw up and, specifically, how to use it against Hou, whom Chang called the “most despicable case [of concern] in transitional justice.” [FULL STORY]