By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Sunday a second delegation to China would be formed within a week to handle the 32 Taiwanese fraud suspects deported to China by Malaysia on Saturday (April 30).
Fifty-two Taiwanese scam ring members are suspected of committing telecommunications fraud in Malaysia, and 20 of them were deported back to Taiwan on April 15. However, the Chinese authorities had requested Malaysia to deport the remaining 32 Taiwanese nationals along with 65 Chinese suspects to China. A charter plane with the 97 suspects on board arrived in Guangzhou in South China on Saturday night.
Minister of Justice-designate Chiu Tai-san said Sunday he supports a joint crime-busting mechanism with China.
Taiwan Premier Simon Chang Saturday expressed regret over the latest incident, saying the same thing still happened after the Taiwanese government put so much effort into settling the issue with China in a previous case of similar nature.
Executive Yuan spokesperson Sun Lih-chyun said China had invited Taiwan to send a delegation to handle the latest incident together with the previous Kenya case. [FULL STORY]