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Taipei prosecutors find no secret agenda in ‘Dreamers’

NO CASE:The Council for Cultural Affairs did not violate the law by not holding an open tender for the NT$215m musical, or picking Stan Lai’s group

By Rich Chang and Chris Wang  /  Staff reporters

“The musical cost NT$200 million for two nights and the entire tendering process was questionable. However, the prosecutors decided to accept everything Sheng told them,” Lin said. “The case will forever be a stain.”

DPP politicians have experienced a string of recent decisions and developments they believe reflects the judicial system’s bias against the green camp, including the Control Yuan’s decision to impeach former DPP secretary-general Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) over his controversial farmhouse in Pingtung County and its pledge to keep investigating former DPP chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in connection with the so-called Yu Chang Biologics Inc case even though prosecutors cleared Tsai of any wrongdoing last month.

Lin said the DPP could not accept the judiciary’s unfair treatment of pan-green and pan-blue politicians, as it “goes after DPP politicians like hunters and almost always favors politicians from the blue camp.”

The persistent bias was why several DPP lawmakers, including Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) and Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲), said they were not surprised at the dismissal, while Tuan Yi-kang (段宜康) described the dismissal as “ridiculous.”

Commenting on the case, Neil Peng (馮光遠), award-winning screenwriter of The Wedding Banquet (喜宴) said the result was expected because “looking at decisions made on judiciary cases in recent years, there is a pattern that cases are dropped if they have anything to do with Ma.”

Additional reporting by CNA and Staff writer

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