Taiwan Judicial System is a Mystery

According the today Taipei Times: “More than 70 percent of people do not have a full understanding of the nation’s judicial system, a survey released by the Judicial Yuan showed yesterday…”

I don’t know why, but I don’t feel so surprised.

Frankly speaking, I don’t understand it too even though I am supposed to, according my background.

Just two recent examples:

  • According the yesterday news : “The Kaohsiung District Court yesterday returned a verdict of not-guilty for two men charged with vote-buying in the Kaohsiung mayoral election last December.” In an equivalent case in the past, the Court considered people as guilty. It seems that even the prosecutors don’t understand because they made appeal…
  • Central government election structure decided one system for the coming elections. Local cities and counties disagree and will offer their own system even if that means they won’t provide the possibility to vote if people want to follow the central government decision. It doesn’t matter who is right. But obviously, the definition of democracy is not the same for everybody.

How do you want to be able to understand the Judicial and Legal system in Taiwan if there are no clear rules with people following the law and respecting the democracy?

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