DPP spokesman Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) said the amendment was “a good result” — adding that the judicial system had wasted too many administrative resources dealing with the controversial legal issue.
“The DPP thinks that it’s good that the legislature dealt with this problem systematically,” he said.
However, Lu said the revision came too late, adding “justice delayed was justice lost.”
A Central News Agency report quoted her as saying the amendment also failed to tackle legal issues involving low-level public employees, referring to the exclusion from the amendment of local civil servants.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office Special Investigation Panel said prosecutors would close cases involving government officials’ use of their allowance funds after the amendment takes effect.
ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY VINCENT Y. CHAO AND RICH CHANG