‘OFFICIAL’:The head of the city’s police instructed units not to comply with orders from the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, after a letter breached a cross-strait deal
Date: Sep 13, 2015
By: Huang Chien-hua, Huang liang-chieh and Jason Pan / Staff reporters
Kaohsiung police were incensed by a recent “official document” sent by police in China’s
Guandong Province ordering Taiwanese police to follow up on a criminal case.
Officers at Kaohsiung’s Yancheng District (鹽埕) Police Station were perplexed after receiving the document by mail earlier this week, which originated from the Chinese Ministry of Public Security’s Boluo County Shuishang District Police Precinct.
After opening the letter, the Kaohsiung police said, they were offended by the audacity of a Chinese police precinct ordering them to contact the family of a Taiwanese man surnamed Huang (黃), who was under arrest at a detention center in Boluo County and was a suspect in a criminal investigation.
Accompanying the letter was a “Notice of Detention for Investigation,” which presented information on Huang’s arrest and the background of his case.
An officer at the police station was quoted as saying: “What is going on here? Is Taiwan part of China now? They are ordering us to follow up on an investigation.” [FULL STORY]