NEW EQUIPMENT:An official said that the items ordered from the US include gunfire detection systems, which would replace the French-made PILAR systems now in use
Date: Aug 24, 2015
By: Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The special services division of the National Security Bureau (NSB) has ordered multiple sets of counter-sniping equipment from the US to boost security for January’s presidential election, according to a government official who wished to remain anonymous.
When it comes to security during the presidential campaign, “gunshots are what we worry about most,” said the source, adding that if a presidential candidate or important figures were shot and wounded or killed, it could result in political turmoil
In a previous report to the Legislative Yuan, the bureau said that investigations in recent years found that more than 1,000 people in the nation posed a security concern, adding that more than a few were inclined toward radical action. [FULL STORY]