Thursday, November 13, 2014

Taiwanese reforms seen as impulsive

Last year's hasty military justice legislation continues to be a source of controversy in Taiwan. Most recently, according to this article in the Taipei Times, it figured among the half-dozen reasons cited in a Kuomintang lawyer's demand that President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) step down:
The fourth [reason] was the way Ma dealt with the uproar over the death of army corporal Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘) in July last year, which was to “impulsively abrogate the military law that is the foundation of the armed forces’ discipline and military power,” the lawyer said.

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