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2020-01-17 | 公共電視

Tsai Wants Disgraced Control Yuan Member to Finish Term|陳師孟請辭監委 總統慰留:盼做完本屆任期

Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng is receiving a great deal of backlash for trying to launch an inquiry into the judge that found former President Ma Ying-jeou not guilty of leaking confidential information. Now, there are reports that Chen has tendered his resignation to President Tsai Ing-wen. The Presidential Office says Chen tendered his resignation to Tsai through Presidential Secretary-General Chen Chu and Tsai asked him to stay on and complete his term. However, Tsai will also respect his final decision.

Over the long term, the judicial system has suffered from increasing cowardice. The judicial system has been forced into self-censorship mode and is under constant attack.

Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng has tendered his resignation following huge backlash over his attempt to launch an inquiry into the judge that dismissed leaking state secret charges against former President Ma Ying-jeou. Over 80 percent of judges signed a petition against Chen for violating the "judicial core of independent rulings." Judicial Yuan President Hsu Tzong-li also censured Chen. The Presidential Office says Chen tendered his resignation through Presidential Secretary-General Chen Chu but President Tsai Ing-wen wants him to finish his term.

The president directed that Chen should stay on and said she hopes he can complete his term. However, she will also respect his final decision. The Presidential Office has not received any formal documents from the Control Yuan at present time.

Control Yuan member Kao Yung-cheng, who was assisting Chen on the inquiry, says Chen's resignation is not certain and he may take over the inquiry under Control Yuan regulations.

The circumstances surrounding the resignation of Control Yuan member Chen remain extremely unclear. Of course, under Control Yuan regulations, when a member is unable to continue processing his case, another Control Yuan member will take it over. I will probably proceed in this direction.

Chen attended a Control Yuan meeting on the 17th but has reportedly already begun packing up his office. One of Chen's family members told the media he went to work as usual on the 17th and said he would be in meetings all day. The family member said she could not comment on his resignation.

司法院長 許宗力(2020.01.14)表示:「長期下來,司法恐將逐漸變得怯懦,法官被迫自我審查,以免事後的攻訐清算。」

監委陳師孟計畫約詢判決馬英九涉洩密案無罪的法官,引發超過八成的法官連署,反對侵害獨立審判的司法核心,司法院長許宗力也說重話反擊,引發討論。面對法界反彈,傳出陳師孟已經向總統蔡英文請辭。對此,府方表示,陳師孟有透過秘書長陳菊,向蔡總統表達辭意,蔡總統指示慰留,卻也尊重他最後的決定。

總統府發言人 丁允恭表示:「總統是指示說,表達慰留之意,也希望他能做完本屆任期,但是呢,也會尊重他最後的決定,目前總統府還沒有收到,監察院正式送來的相關文件。」

據了解,目前約詢法官前,將先諮詢憲法學者,而協同陳師孟調查約詢法官案的監委高涌誠,對於陳師孟請辭一事,則強調,目前請辭的事還未明朗,而如果依監院規定,若有委員無法再繼續調查,他就有接手的可能。

監委 高涌誠表示:「陳委員請辭的情況,還沒有非常明朗,當然,依照我們院裡面的規定,是如果有委員沒有辦法,繼續處理他的案件的時候,那這要由其他委員來承接處理,我大概就是朝這個規定在進行中。」

由於監察院17號為年度工作檢討會,陳師孟一到監察院,就參與會議;而據了解,陳師孟辦公室已開始打包;陳師孟的家人則向記者表示,陳師孟有正常到班,也有告知要開一天的會,對於請辭一事,她不便多說,還是請陳師孟自己回應。

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