EXTRA VIGILANCE:The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Taiwan’s overseas offices have been told to launch emergency response systems and step up their anti-terror efforts
Date: Nov 26, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu and Alison Hsiao / Staff reporters
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday urged the public to remain calm after Taiwan’s
national flag appeared in a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State (IS) group on Tuesday.
“I exchanged opinions with Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) in the morning and instructed the national security agencies and the Executive Yuan to implement preventive measures to protect Taiwanese from terror attacks, whether they occur at home or abroad,” Ma said.
Ma said people should refrain from panicking and those planning to travel abroad should remain vigilant.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will also release relevant security information to better prepare people for their overseas journeys, Ma said. [FULL STORY]