Former president Ma’s overseas trips approved

The China Post
Date: October 22, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Presidential Office on Friday gave the green light for former President Ma Ying-jeou to visit Malaysia and the U.S. in November.

Ma has been given permission to travel to Malaysia on Nov. 15, and the U.S. on Nov. 18, according to a Presidential Office press release.

Headed by Acting Presidential Office Secretary-General Liu Chien-hsin and head of the National Security Council, Joseph Wu, a task force under the Presidential Office announced its decision Friday afternoon.

The team said Tsai Ing-wen’s Presidential Office, which was entering its sixth month, had a grasp on the contents of classified data that Ma had been privy to during his tenure.

Ma’s application was processed in accordance with the terms of the Classified National Security Information Protection Act.     [FULL  STORY]

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