By: Lu Hsin-hui and Lilian Wu
Taipei, May 30 (CNA) The main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Saturday that further dialogue and communication with those who advocate abolishing capital punishment are needed in the wake of the tragic murder of a second-grader by a random attacker at her school campus in Taipei’s Beitou District.
DPP spokesman Wang Min-sheng (王閔生) said every child is the darling of the parents and that the party was saddened by the tragedy. He added that every child should be able to study in an environment free from fear.
Wang said that there are complex and serious social problems behind the killing and not just the issue of campus security.
He noted that on the issue of abolishing the death penalty, there are still deficiencies in the complementary measures of the current law, and also different views in society regarding the issue. [FULL STORY]