INVESTIGATION:Premier Simon Chang told lawmakers he advised the ministry of defense to suspend officials involved in the search of Wei’s house to facilitate a probe
Date: Mar 09, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Premier Simon Chang (張善政) yesterday pledged to explore ways to recover
old classified government documents held by private individuals as he was questioned by legislators about the military police’s allegedly warrantless search of a residence of a civilian who possessed White Terror era documents.
Chang made the promise during a question-and-answer session at the legislature in Taipei in response to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Chen Chi-mai’s (陳其邁) inquiries regarding media reports that the proprietor of a Yahoo auction store, Rebirth.com, is in possession of nearly 1,000 government documents from the White Terror era.
The store owner, surnamed Hu (胡), is said to be the person who initially sold the documents to a middle-aged man surnamed Wei (魏), whose house was searched by military police on Feb. 19 after he attempted to sell the files online. [FULL STORY]