The China Post
Date: June 23, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Indigenous peoples have protested that their rights are being ignored in a
transitional justice bill that the ruling party has launched.
Legislator Kao-Chin Su-mei, representing the indigenous constituencies, walked out on a legislative committee meeting Wednesday in protest of the transitional justice bill that the Democratic Progressive Party is keen to pass.
Kao-Chin, who belongs to one of the aboriginal tribes, was not alone in demanding the DPP revise the bill to cover indigenous peoples’ rights.
Some of her colleagues from the DPP, the New Power Party (NPP), and the Kuomintang also questioned the bill.
But DPP Legislator Tuan Yi-kang, who chaired the committee meeting where the bill was discussed, denied that his party was ignoring indigenous peoples’ rights. [FULL STORY]