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Student protesters camp out outside ministry gates

By Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

Some student protesters camped out overnight at the ministry gates, with a further rally planned for today.

The DPP yesterday voiced its support for the students, while accusing the ministry of lying.

DPP spokesperson Huang Di-ying (黃帝穎) said that according to the minutes of a meeting presided over by former minister of education Chiang Wei-ling (蔣偉寧), 15 of the participants voted for the guideline changes, while eight voted against.

However, during a question-and-answer session at the legislature, Minister of Education Wu said the decision was passed “by applause.”

“One of them must be lying, and if Chiang directed ministry staff to record false information, he bears criminal responsibility,” Huang said. “In light of these problems, the ministry should halt the plan to adjust curriculum guidelines, and both Chiang and Wu should face a judicial investigation.”

Additional reporting by Loa Iok-sin

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