Military officers who face sentences longer than 7 years will lose retirement benefits
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Military officers who betray the country, for example by selling secrets
overseas, can lose their pension, according to amendments approved by the Legislative Yuan Friday.
The Taiwanese military has been battling a wave of cases where either retired or serving military officers passed confidential information on to China in return for financial benefits.
Officers from any service who are sentenced to at least seven years in prison or to the death penalty, or to a loss of their citizenship, will have to forfeit all of their retirement benefits, according to the revisions. The crimes falling under the new rules include selling secrets overseas, corruption, violations of the National Security Law, and rebellion, reports said. [FULL STORY]