Remaining 3 nominees to transitional justice committee named

Taipei, 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 (??), an associate professor of Sinophone literature at National Dong Hwa University; Peng Jen-yu (???), an ethnologist at Academia Sinica; and Yeh Hung-lin (???), a former chief executive of the Taiwan Association for Truth and Reconciliation, said Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (???).

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 (???) as chairman of the committee, and Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Chang Tien-chin (???) as vice chairman.

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

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel