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DPP calls on President to stop shielding Prosecutor-General

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said yesterday that President Ma Ying-jeou should stop shielding Prosecutor-General Huang Shih-ming (黃世銘) following a suggestion from the Prosecutors Evaluation Committee (PEC) that Huang should be removed from office.

DPP spokesman Lin Chun-hsien (林俊憲) said that in order to restore public faith in government, his party will request that the Control Yuan immediately impeach the prosecutor-general once the latter receives the PEC's documents.

The president has been avoiding the necessity of making a statement despite the fact that he had played an important role in Huang's case, the spokesman said, adding that Huang is no longer fit to serve as prosecutor-general and that the president should stop shielding him.

When Huang was prosecuted by the Taipei District Prosecutors Office, he accused it of filing a poorly written indictment, and when the PEC recommended that he be removed from office, Huang accused it of basing its decision on presumptions, Lin said, adding that Huang has largely behaved like a “shrew shouting abuse in the streets.”

Another day Huang spends in office is another day marking the judiciary's humiliation, Lin said.

DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) also called for an “immediate apology” from the president.

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