Society needs to have multiple voices heard: mother of slain child

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/19
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, Nov. 19 (CNA) Taiwanese society needs to have multiple voices heard, Claire Wang (王婉諭),

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

the mother of a young girl who was killed in an apparently random attack in Taipei in March, said Saturday after she accepted an invitation from the government to take part in the country’s judicial reform.

In a Facebook post that day, Wang wrote that as a family member of a crime victim, she had accepted the offer to join a preparatory committee, convened by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), that will be assigned to organize a series of national conferences on judicial reform.

After her daughter’s death, her family chose to stay in Taiwan instead of leaving, because “we still have hopes that it can become a better place,” Wang said.

She said society needs to hear multiple voices, and then people need to progress to having empathy and respect for each other.

Wang noted that her family has been treated with courtesy in the courts, but quickly added that the treatment they received should not be an exception but the norm, and that her family will work to ensure that it becomes the norm by participating in the process of judicial reform.    [FULL  STORY]

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