Lawmakers demand probe on WHA leak

Taipei Times
Date: May 10, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Pan-green lawmakers yesterday urged the National Security Bureau to launch an investigation into the source from which Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Central Policy Committee Director Alex Tsai (蔡正元) obtained prior information regarding the “one China” proviso attached to Taiwan’s invitation to the annual World Health Assembly (WHA), expressing concern over the possibility of an information leak.

During a meeting of the legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee yesterday, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang Ting-yu (王定宇) questioned government officials on who notified Tsai about the WHO’s plan to send a WHA invitation to Taiwan mentioning the “one China” principle.

“When did your respective agencies learn that the WHO is to issue an invitation that comes with a ‘one China’ proviso?” Wang asked, to which Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Javier Hou (侯清山), Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Shih Hui-fen (施惠芬) and National Security Bureau deputy head Chou Mei-wu (周美伍) answered some time between 5pm and 6pm on Friday.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Office of International Cooperation official Hsu Ming-hui (許明暉) said his ministry received the information at about 7pm on the same day.

“Which one of you notified Tsai? How come the director of a political party’s central policy committee was able to obtain the information beforehand and publish it on Facebook at 5:38pm that day? Which one of you leaked the information?” Wang asked.     [FULL  STORY]

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