Wed, Feb 28, 2007 - Page 1 News List

Decades later, 228 still haunts Taiwan

PAINFUL MEMORIES Although victims and some politicians called for an accounting, there is little consensus among political parties about how best to handle the issue

By Flora Wang, Ko Shu-ling, Shih Hsiu-chuan and Mo Yan-chih  /  STAFF REPORTERS

After the party's Central Executive Committee meeting, Yu told a press conference that the party would urge the Cabinet to order the Ministry of National Defense to remove the military police guarding Chiang's mausoleum.

"It is clear that Chiang Kai-shek was the prime culprit of not only the 228 Incident, but also the White Terror," Yu said.

He showed reporters copies of official documents in which Chiang ordered several people executed.

A special court should be established to try people involved, DPP Secretary-General Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said.

Former premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) also added his views at a separate event, saying that the perpetrators should apologize and that the money offered to victims and their families should be called "compensation," rather than a "subsidy."

Hsieh made the remark before attending an international forum held to mark the 60th anniversary of the massacre.

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