Ma instructs ministry to review military discipline

‘HIGHLY CONCERNED’:The president said that recent events involving a breach of regulations by military officials had a negative impact on the armed forces’ image

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 07, 2015
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday demanded that the Ministry of National Defense

Apache helicopter pilot Lieutenant Colonel Lao Nai-cheng, right, is surrounded by reporters yesterday after a court in Taoyuan released him on NT$500,000 bail.  Photo: CNA

Apache helicopter pilot Lieutenant Colonel Lao Nai-cheng, right, is surrounded by reporters yesterday after a court in Taoyuan released him on NT$500,000 bail. Photo: CNA

review discipline within the military in the wake of a security lapse at a military base in Taoyuan where Apache helicopters are stationed.

Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said Ma has always emphasized the importance of maintaining military discipline and is “highly concerned” about the recent incident, which has negatively affected the military’s image.

Chen said Ma has asked the defense ministry to launch an immediate review of certain procedures within the military.

Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) yesterday expressed anger at the “dereliction of duties and brazen flaunting of regulations” by military officials over the Apache tour incident and ordered all armed forces units to conduct disciplinary review meetings today.     [FULL  STORY]

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