By: Chen Chih-chung and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) A student from St. Vincent and the Grenadines who is studying in Taiwan complained about unfair treatment of foreigners by local police during a meeting on campus Friday with President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), with the president promising to look into the alleged police mistreatment.
The student from the Caribbean country complained that Taiwanese police seem to fail to protect foreigners, citing cases in which he described foreigners in Taiwan being mistreated by police.
Citing the case of a female friend, he said the friend — also a foreign national — had allegedly been stalked by a Taiwanese man on the MRT. But after the woman asked police officers posted at an MRT station for help, the police did not take action to catch the man but instead questioned the foreign woman, the student said. [FULL STORY]