Ma declares shock and sadness at murder of Taipei second-grader

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-31
By: CNA and Staff Reporter

Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, said Saturday that he was shocked and saddened

Flowers placed in front of the girl's school in Taipei's Beitou district, May 30. (Photo/Lin Hou-chun)

Flowers placed in front of the girl’s school in Taipei’s Beitou district, May 30. (Photo/Lin Hou-chun)

by the death of a second-grader murdered in a random attack by an intruder at her school campus in the Beitou district of Taipei the previous day.

Ma said he had contacted Premier Mao Chi-kuo and National Police Agency director-general Chen Kuo-en to ask them to instruct schools to step up campus security and find out the suspect’s motives for the killing.

The suspect, Kung Chung-an, 29, allegedly said he is under a lot of pressure and suffers hallucinations. “The existence of people (like Kung) poses a great threat to the city’s security,” Ma said, adding that the matter should be dealt with properly to prevent similar incidents from taking place again.

Sun Lih-chyun, spokesman of the Executive Yuan, said Mao was saddened by the tragedy and he thanked the medical team that treated the second-grader for their efforts to save her.     [FULL  STORY]

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