By: K.H. Wen and Flor Wang
Taipei, April 18 (CNA) Several Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers warned Monday
that Taiwan could become a safe haven for its nationals suspected of fraud in China or other countries because of gaps in cooperation with Beijing and legal constraints at home.
They issued the warning two days after 20 Taiwanese nationals suspected of defrauding people living in China from a base in Malaysia were allowed to go free on arrival in Taiwan after being deported from the Southeast Asian country.
Taiwanese law enforcement officers said they had no choice but to release the suspects, who had been arrested in Malaysia in March, because of a lack of solid evidence of their involvement in criminal activity overseas.
Authorities in Beijing were trying to have the Taiwanese suspects deported to China rather than Taiwan, arguing that most of the victims were people in China. [FULL STORY]