By: Stacy Hsu
Taipei, June 15 (CNA) Taiwan's Presidential Office has blasted the Hong Kong government for using amurder case involving Taiwan as an excuse to legislate a bill that raises human rights concerns, calling such a tactic "irresponsible and immoral."
"The Hong Kong government's use of a (criminal) case involving Taiwan as a pretext to legislate a bill that may violate human rights is irresponsible and lacks a sense of morality," the office said in a statement Saturday evening.
The office was referring to remarks by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) on Saturday that used Taiwan as an excuse to suspend the bill's legislative process after citing Taiwan as the reason to push for it.
Hong Kong proposed the bill after a case implicating Chan Tung-kai (陳同佳) in a murder in Taiwan exposed a legal loophole in Hong Kong's judicial system, Lam said, reiterating the use of Chen's case to justify the bill by Hong Kong authorities. [FULL STORY]