‘DONG CHANG’: The premier was able to deliver his administrative report after the DPP and the KMT agreed on the establishment of an ad hoc team to investigate the incident
Date: Oct 03, 2018
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Premier William Lai (賴清德) yesterday apologized to the public over a potential breach of
neutrality by the Transitional Justice Commission in an incident involving former commission deputy chairman Chang Tien-chin (張天欽), who reportedly compared the commission to “Dong Chang” (東廠), the Ming Dynasty-era secret police and spy agency.
It was the second time the premier, who nominated commission members, apologized for the incident since it happened on Sept. 12.
“We [the government] swore a solemn vow to the Taiwanese public to realize transitional justice and consolidate democracy in Taiwan,” Lai said.
“However, former deputy chairman Chang’s recent inappropriate behavior has hurt the agency’s reputation, sparked confrontation and caused a disturbance in society. I hereby apologize to society,” he said. [FULL STORY]