Wed, Jan 27, 2010 - Page 3 News List

Ma turning focus to caucus: Wang

By Flora Wang, Rich Chang and Shelley Huang  /  STAFF REPORTERS

Rumors have been flying since Chen Tsung-ming stepped down that all 14 members of the panel had tendered their resignation in a show of support.

However, panel spokesperson Chen Yun-nan (陳雲南) yesterday said the members had only requested to be reassigned to the jobs they had before joining the investigation panel.

Since many of the panel’s prosecutors have worked under Huang in the past at the Taipei Prosecutor’s Office, it is widely expected that they will stay on or be reappointed to the panel if Huang assumes the post.

Chen Yun-nan declined to say whether prosecutors would change their minds and stay on. Members of the investigation panel also declined to comment.

The panel probes major cases and has led the investigation into the former first family. It reports directly to the prosecutor-general.

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