Hung rejects transitional justice plan

FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE:A KMT official said the party’s proposed legislation was different from the DPP’s plan, as the KMT proposal aims to ‘eliminate hatred’

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 13, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday dismissed the Presidential Office’s suggestion to push for legislation banning ethnic discrimination and ensuring transitional justice, saying pursuit of the latter could lead to greater social divisions and hatred.

“It would be better to not mix things together. We should seek to understand what the true essence of transitional justice is. If it targets certain individuals or has particular ways of handling things, then I wonder whether the objective is to achieve justice or twist it,” Hung said in Taipei.

If the goal is to “twist” justice, then transitional justice will not promote social harmony, but instead could aggravate divisions and hatred, she added.

Hung was responding to comments made by Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) on Saturday, who welcomed the KMT’s willingness to focus on ethnic equality and urged Hung and the KMT to join the government’s efforts to push for transitional justice to ensure a “true” implementation of freedom, democracy, justice and human rights.     [FULL  STORY]

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