Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A legislative committee in Taiwan adopted a resolution on Wednesday to
freeze some of the country’s financial aid to the Dominican Republic amid frustration over local efforts to solve the murder of a Taiwanese diplomat in Santo Domingo more than three years ago.
Legislator Lin Yu-fang of the ruling Kuomintang submitted the resolution to freeze NT$20 million (about US$600,000) of the budgeted aid while his Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee was screening next year’s foreign ministry budget.
Lin said the move was intended to get the Caribbean country’s attention because the murder of Julia Ou remains unsolved. Ou was an overseas compatriot affairs official at Taiwan’s embassy in Santo Domingo who was found stabbed to death in her apartment in April 2012. [FULL STORY]