Text of report in English by Taiwanese newspaper Taipei Times website on 11 December
[Article by Mo Yan-chih / Staff Reporter from the "Taiwan" page: "Human Rights Day: Human Rights Commission Launched"]
As the Presidential Office launched a human rights commission yesterday, President Ma Ying-jeou called on civil servants to protect the rights of the public when exercising public authority and promised to lead a government that defends human rights.
Forming the commission on Human Rights Day, Ma said governments, with their powers, could damage human rights easily.
ABUSE OF POWER
"It is governments that do harm to human rights most …