Fri, Jan 17, 2014 - Page 1 News List

Politicians slam school on plaza name decision

NAN-JUNG SQUARE?Yeh Chu-lan said she might sue a history professor who compared democracy activist Deng Nan-jung to an Islamist suicide bomber

By Meng Ching-tzu, Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

“Deng’s self-immolation caused no fear in society. How can he compared to suicide bombers?” Huang said.

Lin Yi-ying (林易瑩), former head of the university’s student club 02 Group (零貳社) — whose name is a phonetic translation of “protest” in Hoklo (commonly known as Taiwanese) — said on Wednesday that the committee’s decision trampled on the democracy of the student body.

The Joint Association of Student Clubs at the university said that they had done all they could and had accepted the committee’s decision.

Huang said it did not really matter what the official name of the area on campus is called. For instance, some people call the National Chang Kai-shek Memorial Hall by other names, such as the Chungcheng Temple, he said.

“Everyone can use a name they want to call the plaza; they can even name it after me,” he said.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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