RELAXED:Tsai Ing-wen’s supporters were allowed to approach her vehicle and give her bags with gifts in them, without her security personnel checking the bags first
Date: Jan 16, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
While security measures to protect Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) were said to have been tightened amid speculations of potential security threats, loopholes in security still existed that might have put Tsai at risk.
On Monday, as Tsai, walked out of the Fengtian Temple (奉天宮) in Chiayi County’s Singang Township (新港) after a religious ceremony and was about to climb onto the back of a pick-up truck with bullet proof glass cabin to tour the township with a motorcade, a man in a red jacket, carrying a camera, came out of nowhere and climbed onto the vehicle, shocking journalists standing on a media truck awaiting Tsai’s arrival.
“What is he doing?” “Who is that guy?” “What are the security officers doing?” The journalists who witnessed what just happened asked among themselves.
The man was immediately pulled down from the truck by police and National Security Bureau (NSB) officers and, without question, the officers set him free when he got down from the car. [FULL STORY]