‘CONSIDERABLE CONTROVERSY’:Chang questioned the appropriateness of the probe into White Terror era documents, as well as the probe’s use of military police
Date: Mar 08, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Premier Simon Chang (張善政) yesterday urged the Ministry of National
Defense to temporarily remove from their posts officials who were involved in the warrantless search by military police of a private residence for documents said to be related to the White Terror era, pending an investigation.
Amid growing public outcry over the search, Chang held a news conference at the Executive Yuan in an apparent effort to assuage the controversy.
The Taipei Military Police Station on Feb. 19 searched the home of a man, surnamed Wei (魏), who was later charged with possession of stolen property and violating personal privacy by selling government documents dated from the 1960s and 1970s. The documents in question were confiscated by the military police.
The case came to light after Wei’s daughter on Saturday posted on the Professional Technology Temple (PTT), the nation’s largest online academic bulletin board, about her father’s situation. [FULL STORY]