Transitional Justice Act: KMT pans transitional justice act

COVERAGE: The KMT supports measures to restore honor to people treated unfairly by the state, but they should be extended to the Japanese colonial era, Wu Den-yih said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 07, 2017
By: Jake Chung and Chen Wei-han  /  Staff writer and Staff reporter, with CNA

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday criticized the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例) at a KMT Central Standing Committee meeting, saying a less controversial version of the act would have won support from his party.

The act passed its third reading at the legislature on Tuesday.

Wu accused the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of abusing its legislative majority and forcing through the act, adding that the time frame and parameters of the inquiry are controversial.

The DPP-backed version of the act seeks to address injustices conducted between Aug. 15, 1945, when the Japanese government signed the Instrument of Surrender, and Nov. 6, 1992, the official conclusion of the Period of National Mobilization for Suppression of the Communist Rebellion (動員戡亂時期) in Kinmen and Lienchiang counties.

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