Deputy chairman resigns from Transitional Justice

MANIPULATED OPINION? The Transitional Justice Commission would never be a campaign tool, but remain independent and objective, Chairman Huang Huang-hsiung said

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 13, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

Transitional Justice Commission Deputy Chairman Chang Tien-chin (張天欽) has

Transitional Justice Commission Chairman Huang Huang-hsiung, center, and other committee members apologize during a news conference in Taipei yesterday after Deputy Chairman Chang Tien-chin resigned.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

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]

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