Officers probed after celeb posts Apache photos on Facebook

The China Post
Date: April 3, 2015
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Prosecutors yesterday started an investigation into why military officers let

NT$2.2 bil. investment won't go to waste in AIIB: minister This photo taken from Taiwanese celebrity Janet Lee's (李蒨蓉) Facebook page shows photos posted by Lee of her visit to the Longtan Base in Taoyuan.

NT$2.2 bil. investment won’t go to waste in AIIB: minister
This photo taken from Taiwanese celebrity Janet Lee’s (李蒨蓉) Facebook page shows photos posted by Lee of her visit to the Longtan Base in Taoyuan.

Taiwanese celebrity Janet Lee (李蒨蓉) enter the cockpit of an AH-64E Apache helicopter, with Lee afterwards posting the photos on her Facebook page and receiving coverage from local media.

Lao Nai-cheng (勞乃成), the seed instructor for AH-64E Apache and chief Information Security Officer, failed to uphold proper military conduct, including allowing Lee to post photos of herself sitting in the AH-64E Apache and wearing the newest interactive helmet, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND, 國防部).

Lao has been penalized with three reprimands for breaking visiting and national defense security regulations, MND said.

MND Army Command Headquarters officials said that Lee and her son were brought onto the Longtan Base in Taoyuan by Lao on March 29.

The army has strict regulations regarding those who wish to view the state-of-the-art Apaches, including prohibiting the media from recording or taking photos of an Apache cabin to avoid identifying critical equipment. Military officials are also required to accompany visitors at all times as the cockpit equipment is sensitive.     [FULL  STORY]

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