“It doesn’t matter what politicians say, because in a democracy, it’s the people who have the final say, and they will watch and make their own judgement,” Lo said at a press conference to launch his autobiography.
“Despite what’s happening, I’m optimistic about Taiwan’s future, because the problems we are encountering are part of the democratization process,” he said.
Former presidential adviser Peng Ming-min (彭明敏), who also took part in the press conference, said that although the details of the situation and how it would develop are unclear, its nature was grave.
“I think it’s a very, very serious issue that the government wiretapped the parliamentary speaker and the caucus whip of the opposition party.”
“I think this should not happen,” Peng said.
Additional reporting by Loa Iok-sin