Premier Su urges everyone to ‘mind others’ business’

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Premier Su urges the public to care for others and never hesitate to report to the 113 Women and Children Protection Hotline. (NOWnews file)

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged the public on Jan. 15 to “mind other’s business” more and never hesitate to call the 113 Women and Children Protection Hotline to prevent domestic violence. 

The premier and the president made the comments in response to public outcry after a young child was physically abused by his father because he forgot to add hot sauce onto meatballs when he went out to buy dinner for his father.    

President Tsai remarked on her Facebook page that relevant cases are usually reported by police and hospital staff but not through the hotline, citing statistics from Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). She urged everyone to forget about the old saying of “never get involved into others’ family affairs” and step out in case of domestic violence. 

Premier Su also mentioned the incident on his LINE official account, saying that “we don’t need the “hot sauce” and “I disapprove using violence as the way to solve problems.”   

Su urged the public to care for others and never hesitate to report to the 113 Women and Children Protection Hotline. He also wished that relevant agencies and professionals would fulfill their duties and bring warmth to society, while everyone also commits to protect others from harm.