CROSS-STRAIT CONCERNS:Simon Chang has asked government agencies to review laws covering fraud conducted abroad with the aim of requiring tougher punishments
Date: Apr 18, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Premier Simon Chang (張善政) has vowed to look into overseas telecommunication fraud cases involving Taiwanese suspects and Chinese victims and said that he hopes a systematic model can be established to deal with similar cases through negotiations with China, Executive Yuan spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said yesterday.
Chang made the remarks during an inter-ministerial meeting on how to manage similar cases after Malaysia on Friday deported 20 Taiwanese implicated in fraud to Taiwan following Kenya’s deportation of 45 Taiwanese to China over suspected telecom fraud.
There are also cases of Taiwanese suspected of transnational telecom fraud targeting Chinese victims being held by police in Indonesia, Egypt and South Korea.
Chang hopes a systematic model can be created through negotiations between Taiwan and China, Sun said. [FULL STORY]