NATIONALISM:Asked about his stance on the ROC, grand justice nominee Hwang Jau-yuan said that expressions of patriotism in a democracy should not be forced
Date: Oct 21, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Grand justice nominee Hwang Jau-yuan (黃昭元) yesterday said he would accept renomination as
grand justice or Judicial Yuan president after his term ends, while asserting that no one should be forced to subscribe to a uniform national identification.
During the last legislative review of the grand justice nominees, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator John Wu (吳志揚) said that the 54-year-old Hwang, the youngest among grand justice nominees, might be renominated as grand justice or Judicial Yuan president.
Wu asked whether Hwang would accept reappointment in light of the controversy over the nomination of former grand justice Hsu Tzong-li (許宗力) as Judicial Yuan president, as the law stipulates that grand justices cannot serve consecutive terms, but does not specify if they can serve a second term.
“I will accept [a renomination], precisely because there are too many unnecessary debates about [grand justice] reappointment. I would not refuse [renomination] under such pressure,” Hwang said. [FULL STORY]