By: Emerson Lim
Taipei, March 8 (CNA) A new report on the 228 Incident, a civil uprising that took place 73 years ago and led to a bloody government crackdown, was officially published Sunday to serve as a reference for the government's pursuit of transitional justice.
"The Draft Report on the Truth of the 228 Incident and Transitional Justice," written by 10 Taiwanese historians and scholars, was published in two volumes totaling more than 1,260 pages.
"The publication of the draft report will comfort the souls of the 228 incident victims," said Yang Cui (楊翠), acting chairperson of the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) during a ceremony to mark the publication held at the National 228 Memorial Museum.
The significance of the draft report is that it will allow the country to face the past with sincerity and move forward, as many family members and descendants of the victims are still alive, she added. [FULL STORY