It still doesn’t dampen the controversy behind the re-shuffling of the prosecutors.
From Mr. He’s cited article:
The reshuffle was announced on March 29, although nine of the 17 committee members refused to attend a meeting deliberating the decision, on the grounds that “political influence interfered in the proposed reshuffle.”
Opposition lawmakers also accused State Public Prosecutor-General Chen Tsung-ming of violating his neutrality when he tried to muster support from the review committee for the ministry’s decision to replace more than 10 chief prosecutors in lower and high courts, or about 40 percent of the chief prosecutors with Taiwan’s courts.
Ministry officials claimed later that they had completed the procedure required by law by consulting committee members individually on the telephone, but the nine members who opposed the move rebutted that claim with a statement in which they said the decision was made in violation of Article 59 of the Organic Law of the Courts, which requires a legal quorum for any decision at a meeting to become effective.[/quote]
It’s highly suspect when a prosecutor is switched in the middle of a high profile case involving the government, especially when this reshuffling decision was made by a political appointee.