The association demanded that the government strike the funds allocated for legal proceedings from the council’s budget.
“The government is using seemingly civilized means to deal with disadvantaged people, but the pivotal issue in this case is that it goes against social justice,” a representative of the association said.
Council Deputy Minister Pan Shih-wei (潘世偉) said at a separate setting yesterday that the council would try to propose solutions to the case as soon as possible.
Pan said that the council has formed an ad hoc team led by Deputy Labor Minister Hau Feng-ming (郝鳳鳴) to devise a resolution by the Lunar New Year that will not impugn on the nation’s rights as a creditor, but also considers the debtors’ ability to repay the loans.
Additional reporting by CNA