By: Claudia Liu and Y.F. Low
Taipei, April 11 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) demanded Monday that China return eight Taiwan nationals who were sent there from Kenya three days ago in connection with a phone fraud case in Nairobi.
Presiding over a routine meeting on cross-Taiwan Strait and foreign affairs at the Presidential Office, Ma said the mainland side has violated due process by taking the Taiwan nationals away forcefully without notifying Taiwan beforehand.
The government has lodged a serious protest with Beijing and will do its utmost to protect its nationals, Ma said.
He directed the Mainland Affairs Council to continue to communicate with the mainland side and demand the return of the eight. [FULL STORY]