Taiwan: Lies, and Honest Tries

Taiwan’s Minister of the Interior, Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺), insists that Rebiya Kadeer, head of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), has “close relations to a terrorist group”. According to the Taipei Times, he also accused WUC secretary-general Dolkun Isa of involvement in terrorist activities that led Interpol to issue a “red notice” for him.

Meantime, Interpol reminds us that

“The person should be considered innocent until proven guilty.”

innocent until proven guilty

innocent until proven guilty

As Jiang seems to insist that it should be for Beijing to decide if WUC officials are guilty or not, DPP Legislator Kao Jyh-peng (高志鵬) addressed the interior minister – and professor of political science – in a rather unceremonious and unharmonious way:

“You’ve lost the spirit of a liberal professor and have become a liar.”

Tough language, and Jiang protested. But maybe tough language is what it takes to bring the liberal professor in him out again. One might argue that Kao has given it an honest try.


Related: Wanted, Hence Unwanted, September 26, 2009

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