‘HIGHLY CONCERNED’:The president said that recent events involving a breach of regulations by military officials had a negative impact on the armed forces’ image
Date: Apr 07, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday demanded that the Ministry of National Defense
review discipline within the military in the wake of a security lapse at a military base in Taoyuan where Apache helicopters are stationed.
Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said Ma has always emphasized the importance of maintaining military discipline and is “highly concerned” about the recent incident, which has negatively affected the military’s image.
Chen said Ma has asked the defense ministry to launch an immediate review of certain procedures within the military.
Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) yesterday expressed anger at the “dereliction of duties and brazen flaunting of regulations” by military officials over the Apache tour incident and ordered all armed forces units to conduct disciplinary review meetings today. [FULL STORY]