By: Hsu Chih-wei and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Sunday that his government’s policy is to retain the death penalty but use it cautiously, as it has been doing in recent years.
Addressing a national youth policy forum, Ma asked the participants about their views on the controversial issue of the death penalty.
Among the 85 participants at the annual forum that was organized by the Ministry of Education, 26 said they supported abolition of the death penalty law, while 46 said they did not.
One of the participants who expressed support for capital punishment said people who take others’ lives should be punished. [FULL STORY]