I was going to write another long blog post on the Chen trial situation. Former President Chen was convicted of taking bribes in connection with the Diana Chen case and the Longtan land case. And I was going to say a few things about the record speed with which the trial of Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu for neglect of duties was commenced the other day -- incredibly fast and what a coincidence, just in time for the election. The irony of trying Chen Chu for absurd crime of taking a nap during a typhoon compared to the lack of trials for the KMT government's monumental failure in Morkat would not have been ignored either. Wanted to toss in a few pithy comments intertwined with the promise from Ma's inaugural speech not to interfere with the judiciary.
But then a friend posted this link to the KMT news org's press release with a threat to sue Formosa TV's Boss Talk for discussing President Ma's recent comments and the independence of the judiciary.
My, there's a chill in the air today.
- Hsichih Trio found not guilty: justice at last?
- China uses Soviet tactic of confining dissident to psych hospitals.
- Current Chinese Affairs: The movement for independent judiciary reform in Taiwan.
- Excellent piece by Jens Kastner and Wang Jyh-Peng: Ma Letting Taiwan's Military Whither
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