By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The possibility of terrorist attacks happening in Taiwan is low, the National Police Agency
(NPA) said on Monday.
The Legislative Yuan’s Foreign and National Defense Committee on Monday invited the National Security Bureau, the Investigation Bureau and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to report on the risk of terrorist attacks Taiwan faces in the wake of the Brussels attacks and the statement of an Indonesian government official that Indonesian migrant workers in Asian democratic countries including Taiwan could become targets of Islamic State (IS) recruitment.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Lin, said that the government had expressed hopes that the two governments could work together to prevent Indonesian workers in Taiwan from being infiltrated by IS, he said.
Nusron Wahid, head of Indonesian’s Bureau for the Placement and Protection of Foreign Workers, was recently cited by media as saying that he knew of two Indonesian migrant workers in Korea who had joined IS, and some in Taiwan and Hong Kong had been seen wearing IS badges or other symbols of the terrorist organization.
NPA Deputy-General Chen Jia-chang said that the agency has been reinforcing counter-terror efforts since the Paris attacks, adding that they have also been studying the risk of Taiwan under such threat after the Brussels attacks. [FULL STORY]