NSB beefs up campaign security tactics

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

Taipei Times
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]

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