MAJOR PAIN:A colonel upset about ‘losing face’ when some field maps got wet forced several squads to do five hours of hard exercise after dinner, making some ill
Date: Sep 05, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Ministry of National Defense yesterday said it is investigating allegations that an army colonel at a military base in the south made his subordinates physically ill with unreasonable demands and by meting out long hours of strenuous exercise.
Eighth Army Corps political warfare section chief Yang Wei-wu (楊威武) told reporters yesterday that after preliminary investigation, the incident did not seem too extreme.
He said that in the aftermath of the incident, two soldiers had come down with stomach aches and diarrhea, while others had complained of minor body strains, and more details would be forthcoming.
The alleged incident involved a colonel surnamed Chu (朱), who was a top advisor in the general staff section of the 333rd Mechanized Infantry Brigade, which is based in Wanjin Village (萬金) in Pingtung County’s Wanluan Township (萬巒). [FULL STORY]