Mao demands clear line between duty and leisure for military

Want China Times
Date: 2015-10-21

Taiwan’s premier, Mao Chi-kuo, said Tuesday that a clear line should be

Mao Chi-kuo, right, at the Legislature, Oct. 20. (Photo/CNA)

Mao Chi-kuo, right, at the Legislature, Oct. 20. (Photo/CNA)

drawn between duty and leisure amid reports that a lapse of discipline was seen during an ROC Navy training mission in May.

Media reports said the Kidd-class destroyer, the Navy’s most powerful vessel, was turned into a “sport boat” in May, when the commander of the destroyer allowed a petty officer to fish from the deck, from where he landed a big marlin.

Legislator Wu Yu-jen of the ruling Kuomintang said that military personnel should make completing their missions a priority. But he also noted that life at sea can be boring and that finding ways to enhance leisure activities for military personnel without compromising their duty is important.     [FULL  STORY]

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