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Lawmakers slam Control Yuan having double standard in impeachment

Former DPP lawmaker Shen Fu-hsiung (left), once nominated as vice president of the Control Yuan along with Control Yuan President Wang Chien-shien (ri...

Former DPP lawmaker Shen Fu-hsiung (left), once nominated as vice president of the Control Yuan along with Control Yuan President Wang Chien-shien (ri...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Politicians from the ruling and opposition groups slammed the Control Yuan Thursday for holding double standards in impeachment.

The Control Yuan impeached former National Security Council Secretary-General Chiou I-jen (邱義仁) and former Foreign Affairs Minister James Huang (黃志芳) Wednesday in the probe of Papua New Guinea diplomatic scandal when the Democratic Progressive Party was in power. Control Yuan President Wang Chien-shien (王建煊) conducted the investigation in person and made the proposal yesterday.

On the other hand, Control Yuan commissioners agreed not to disclose the impeachment details against Taitung County Magistrate Kuang Li-chen (鄺麗貞), a Kuomingtang member, in votes Tuesday.

The ruling KMT legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) today criticized that the top government watchdog “did not handle well”. When handling cases from different political parties, the process should be based on one standard, said Chiu. The Control Yuan should make public announcement of cases getting great attention to manifest its fairness.

Former DPP lawmaker Shen Fu-hsiung (沈富雄), who was once nominated as vice president of the Control Yuan by President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), said that Wang thought too highly of himself. “Wang made too many remarks going beyond his duty, some of whom showing that he did not read thoroughly the Control Yuan Exercising Powers Law,” said Shen.

As a result of barrage by Chiu, Shen failed to enter the Control Yuan and serve as vice president. “I feel lucky now for the outcome and I appreciate Chiu for his actions,” Shen joked.

by Taiwan News, Website Editorial Staff


Updated : 2021-08-01 17:59 GMT+08:00