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Chen queried over law enforcement failures

Chen queried over law enforcement failures

Recently President Chen Shui-Bian used his characteristically tender tone of voice to announce his hope that the founder of Rebar Group Wang You-theng, who is currently on the run for embezzlement, return to Taiwan to face prosecution. It is more likely that that he and the other eleven fraud artists will live on easy street in luxury in the United States.
So many cases of former high-level politicians becoming embroiled in so many white collar crimes involving such major companies for one country during such a brief period in history creates an irascible smear on the country. The names on the list have once or currently carry titles as legislative speaker, county magistrate, council convener and legislator.
All of them are card-carrying members of the Kuomintang, but in its seven years of leadership the Democratic Progressive Party has been helpless in bringing them to justice. With its control over both the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, how can it be that they continue to allow them to get off scot-free? It’s so bad that their future successors are aping them. This is a severe blow to the Taiwanese people’s trust in their democracy. This has made a mockery of the past hope that a transfer of power to an alternative party would allow the pursuit of justice to follow its proper course.
In the midst of this controversy, President Chen has borne the burden of the people’s hopes. He has proved powerless to extradite those who have run off with the Taiwanese people’s money. What’s worse, the list of names grows. It isn’t that the people are not paying attention to the 12 outlaws, it’s that they passively watch their democratically elected president merely air his “hope that Wang You-Theng return to Taiwan” to face the music. How can the people of Taiwan bear this state of affairs?
We humbly believe that if these economic criminals are not brought to justice before President Chen steps down, then he has done none else but enable the people of Taiwan to become the big joke of Asia as high-level DPP officials are charged with cosseting corruption.


Updated : 2021-05-09 00:04 GMT+08:00