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