Cabinet cautions against overreaction to IS recruitment reports

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/24
By: Tai Ya-chen and Kay Liu

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) The public has no need to too worry about reports

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

that the Islamic State (IS) is recruiting Indonesians working in the Asia-Pacific region, Cabinet spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said Thursday.

The government will enhance its review of foreign candidates seeking to work in Taiwan and improve intelligence gathering to ensure national security, Sun said in a press briefing.

He also urged the public not to overreact, so that foreign workers, including migrant workers, can more easily adapt to their lives in Taiwan.

Sun’s remarks came after media reports surfaced in Taiwan, citing Nusron Wahid, head of Indonesia’s Bureau for the Placement and Protection of Foreign Workers, as saying on March 20 that he knew of two Indonesian workers in South Korea who had joined IS.

The Indonesian official also said that some Indonesian workers in Taiwan and Hong Kong were known to wear IS badges or other symbols of the terrorist organization.     [FULL  STORY]

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