MORE INVESTIGATIONS:Military police posed as buyers to visit the home of a man suspected of selling White Terror-era documents, but reportedly ‘did not search it’
Date: Mar 08, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Ministry of National Defense yesterday issued a public apology over the
controversy caused by military police going to a civilian’s home in connection with an investigation into the alleged online sale of classified government documents related to the White Terror era.
“The Ministry of National Defense would like to deeply apologize to the public for the concerns and uproar that the case has caused,” Political Warfare Bureau Director Wen Chen-kuo (聞振國) said during a morning news conference at the ministry. “We would also like to urge the public to discuss the matter rationally and objectively, so that the focus of the issue is not blurred.”
The ministry would ask the Control Yuan to investigate whether its Security Division or the Taipei Military Police made any administrative mistakes, and prosecutors have also been asked to investigate the matter, he said.
“There is a difference between having a document as part of a personal collection and putting it up for public auction,” Wen said. “Selling classified documents from the government’s archives could jeopardize national security and contravene the law.” [FULL STORY]