TAIPEI (The China Post) — Amid clashes between the Kuomintang (KMT, 國民黨) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP, 民進黨) over the nominations for the Control Yuan (監察院), the DPP’s nominee to become the next President of the Control Yuan Chen Chu (陳菊) posted on Facebook on Tuesday to clarify her position on the controversy.
Chen said in the post that she has full confidence in herself to be completely transparent. Since the KMT had destroyed the equipment necessary for the legislative session originally scheduled for today where lawmakers would hear directly from Chen Chu, Chen decided to release the report she would have given on her Facebook page.
She stated that she is saddened to not have the chance of a hearing in the Legislative Yuan (立法院). She pointed out that since accepting the president’s nomination, she has been hoping to have a chance to serve as the next President of the Control Yuan.
After the amendment was passed to allow Taiwan’s National Human Rights Institutions to continue, she has hoped that she, along with her colleagues who have spent their entire lives fighting for democracy, can complete their final task of serving as leaders of the Control Yuan and exit the political scene honorably.
She states that she desired to speak in front of the Legislative Yuan to discuss how she can work with the government and members of the National Human Rights Institution to discuss critical issues and to respond to criticism from the opposition parties.
Chen reiterated her disgust with the opposition parties and hopes the opposition party can stop smearing her reputation by preventing her from even speaking to the Legislative Yuan.