By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) apologized on Monday over the disturbance caused by a woman’s post on a social website alleging the military police had conducted a search at her father’s place without a warrant, but the ministry also issued a six-point statement asking the authorities to investigate the truth and whether the military had mishandled the case.
According to media reports, a woman surnamed Wei said on the PTT (http://webptt.com/), a social website, that military police had come to her father’s place, searched without warrant for documents related to the White Terror that her father had collected, and drove him away to a room for interrogation.
The White Terror refers to the period from 1947 to 1987, when thousands of Taiwanese were imprisoned or executed for their real or perceived opposition to the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) government led by Chiang Kai-shek. [FULL STORY]