By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) called on Taiwan’s citizens Wednesday not to panic about a video purportedly released Nov. 24 by the Islamic State, a radical Islamist group also known as ISIS or ISIL, in which a Republic of China (Taiwan) national flag was shown.
After a national security meeting with high-ranking officials last week, he has instructed national security units and the Executive Yuan — the highest administrative organ of Taiwan — to take necessary precautions and protective measures based on conclusions of that meeting, Ma said in response to media questions about the video.
Ma urged the public not to panic because of the video, but reminded them to be on the alert while traveling to foreign countries. [FULL STORY]