I’ve put this in the “Culture & History” section, although it also has ties to “Human Rights”.
While I agree that it is time to overhaul the outdated civil service exams, I think the Examination Yuan is showing yet again the total incompetence of the DPP government. First of all, it was clearly racist (to me, anyway) to include questions on the exam in Hokkien, when many people can’t speak the dialect, and the purpose was obviously to stack the deck in favor of “local” civil servants.
The part that bothered me the most, however, was the statement by the Examination Yuan that " … questions on future national examinations would not reflect the examiners’ political ideologies or touch on controversial areas such as racial or sexual discrimination." First of all, the examinations shouldn’t have reflected the examiners’ political ideologies in the first place … that should go without saying. The worst part is that they are NOT going to test things such as sexual or racial discrimination … I think these are things that civil servants SHOULD be educated about. What happened to the DPP’s big platform of human rights!!!