By: Wen Kui-hsiang, Hsu Chih-wei, Lu Hsin-hui and S.C. Chang
Taipei, July 26 (CNA) Opposition Democratic Progressive Party’s spokesman Huang Ti-ying
(黃帝潁) called on the Ministry of Education (MOE) Sunday to drop the charges against a group of students who broke into MOE buildings last week in protest against what they called a “unilateral” decision to modify high school history textbook guidelines.
Instead of “painfully prosecuting” the students, Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) should learn from the Legislative Yuan and “rationally withdraw” the charges, Huang said in a statement.
Huang was referring to Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s (王金平) decision not to press charges against students and activists who occupied the Legislature’s main hall for 24 days in March and April last year in protest against the ruling party’s attempt to push through a bill on a trade-in-services pact with China. [FULL STORY]