Taipei, A retired entertainer who slapped Minister of Culture Cheng Lichiun in the face was not charged for obstructing a government officer in the discharge of her duties due to lack of evidence, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday.
Singer Cheng Huichung , who slapped the minister at an annual Chinese New Year lunch gathering of local TV entertainers in Taipei on Jan. 22, was not charged because the minister visited the event in an unofficial capacity, according to a press statement released by the prosecutors office.
The singer was also not charged with causing bodily harm or publicly insulting Cheng Lichiun because she did not file charges.
Cheng Huichung said she struck the minister because she opposes the minister's decision to repurpose National Chiang Kaishek Memorial Hall, a monument erected in memory of the late President Chiang Kaishek .
The entertainer said she would not apologize for her protest against the government's "antiChiang" policy that refers to an effort to remove all traces of the rule of Chiang Kaishek and his son Chiang Chingkuo
Under this policy, statues of Chiang Kaishek have been removed from public parks, schools and military bases.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel