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The Economic Daily News: Upright men of strong will

The Economic Daily News: Upright men of strong will

Taiwan editorial abstract (File one of a daily roundup) Deputy Justice Minister Huang Shih-ming has been nominated by President Ma Ying-jeou to serve as the top prosecutor, and extensive news reports about his rectitude have allowed us to see that there are still righteous officials in the government sector, which has been subject to strong criticism for many years.
We will not join in the fun of flattering Huang, but the integrity of this prosecutor who fears no bigwigs and who is never hesitant to take care for the underprivileged has dealt a head-on blow to Taiwan's society, which has long been crippled by ideological strife and a keen interest to pursue private interests. Huang's nomination makes us wonder whether there are more such respectable government officials who silently but diligently perform their duties.
Huang is indeed not the single one, as Central Bank Governor Peng Fai-nan is another case. Peng's wise and outstanding ability has successfully fended off sharp volatility in Taiwan's stock and foreign currency exchange markets amid an influx of speculative capital since the beginning of this year.
Huang's professionalism and outstanding work ethic has won him acclaim both at home and abroad. These two government officials will stand out as two pillars underpinning the country's operations and will wipe out the lingering decadent influence of two former presidents -- Chen Shui-bian and Lee Teng-hui.
We hope Taiwan will quickly turn for the better because of the good examples set by Huang and Peng. We also hope that Ma, whose public approval ratings remain at a low ebb after 600 days in office, can become another man of iron will to play the role of the country's strongest pillar. (Jan. 29, 2010) (By Flor Wang)




Updated : 2021-07-24 13:57 GMT+08:00