‘GREEN GARRISON’:Lawmakers said military police assistance in relation to transitional justice investigations would be fascist and give the government full discretionary power
Date: Apr 22, 2016 – Page 3
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
A bill aimed at promoting transitional justice proposed by the Democratic
Progressive Party (DPP) caucus was yesterday discussed by the legislature’s Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee, with Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers questioning the need for draft legislation and the ad hoc committee it proposes.
The draft legislation outlines four main missions to be carried out by the government under the leadership of a “transitional justice promoting committee” to be established under the Executive Yuan: opening up political archives, eliminating authoritarian symbols and conservation of unjustly seized sites, redressing the judiciary’s unlawfulness and restoring historical truth, and dealing with ill-gotten KMT party assets.
KMT lawmakers gathered in the front of the meeting room and shouted that the legislation is the DPP’s “green dictatorship” and part of a political feud with the KMT.
“Wasn’t Taiwan a democracy during the time when Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) was president? Why is the DPP calling for transitional justice only now?” KMT Legislator Lai Shyh-bao (賴士葆) asked. [FULL STORY]