Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, said Saturday that he was shocked and saddened
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]