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Remaining 3 nominees to transitional justice committee named

2018/04/07 14:01:53

Yang Tsui (楊翠)/CNA file photo

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) The Cabinet on Saturday announced the three remaining nominees to the Transitional Justice Promotion Committee, which is responsible for uncovering Taiwan's history of political repression during its martial law period, with the aim of bringing about social reconciliation.

The three nominees are: Yang Tsui (楊翠), an associate professor of Sinophone literature at National Dong Hwa University; Peng Jen-yu (彭仁郁), an ethnologist at Academia Sinica; and Yeh Hung-lin (葉虹靈), a former chief executive of the Taiwan Association for Truth and Reconciliation, said Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇).

According to the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice passed in December last year, the committee will consist of nine members nominated by the premier, and subject to legislative review and confirmation. It will include a maximum of three members from the same political party and no fewer than three members from each gender.

The commission has been entrusted with four missions -- making political archives more readily available, including the retrieval of those kept by the Kuomintang (KMT), which ruled Taiwan from 1945-2000, removing remnants of Taiwan's authoritarian rule, redressing judicial injustices, producing a report on the history of the period and taking steps to promote transitional justice.

On March 31, the Cabinet announced the nomination of former Legislator and Control Yuan member Huang Huang-hsiung (黃煌雄) as chairman of the committee, and Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Chang Tien-chin (張天欽) as vice chairman.

It also named four other nominees: pastor Eleng Tjaljimaraw (高天惠) at the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, lawyer Yu Po-hsiang (尤伯祥), historian Hsu Hsueh-chi (許雪姬) at Academia Sinica and history professor Hua Yih-fen (花亦芬) at National Taiwan University.

(By Lin Hsing-meng and Y.F. Low)