By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The number of Taiwanese fraud suspects deported to China from Indonesia has been confirmed as 18 not 22 as initially reported, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday night.
In an update on the incident, the ministry cited information provided by Taiwan’s representative office in Indonesia, saying that 18 Taiwanese were part of a total of 143 telecom fraud suspects deported to China from the Southeast Asian country, where they were recently arrested in an extensive crackdown.
Taiwan’s representative office in Indonesia protested the decision by the Indonesian authorities to deport Taiwanese to China, according to a statement issued by the office. [FULL STORY]