Minister of Justice Lo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪) told Chiu that the ministry did not consider it necessary to suspend Huang at present.
“Huang has accused the prosecutors of bowing to pressure to indict him. As a premier and minister of justice, how can you have nothing to say about Huang damaging the credibility of the judiciary?” Chiu said.
Each of the two charges brought by the prosecutors against Huang under Article 132 of Criminal Code and Article 27 of the Communication Security and Surveillance Act (通訊保障及監察法) could lead to a maximum sentence of three years in prison, but for now Huang should not be suspended, Lo said.
KMT Legislator Hsu Yao-chang (徐耀昌) urged Jiang to ask Huang to tender his resignation, saying that he has become a “drag” on the administration.