Missing Soldier Under Financial Pressure 赴中上兵欠債多? 藍委:確與財務壓力有關

A soldier surnamed Chen who was stationed on Kinmen's Erdan Island previously went missing and was rescued by China's Coast Guard. KMT Legislator Chen Yu-jen has revealed that Chen doesn't want to return to Taiwan, and she will accompany his family members in visiting him in China next week. According to reports, Chen owed money to legal banks and underground banks.


A soldier surnamed Chen who was stationed on Kinmen's Erdan Island previously went missing and was rescued by China's Coast Guard. He is currently in China. KMT Legislator Chen Yu-jen said China has agreed to allow Chen's family members to come and visit him, and she will accompany them to China on March 20 at the earliest. She also said Chen doesn't want to return to Taiwan. According to an Army report, Chen owned NT$300,000 to four banks and was making monthly repayments. There are also reports that he owed money to underground banks. Chen Yu-jen said his disappearance was related to his debts.

Chen Yu-jen, Legislator (KMT): “This isn't military discipline or an issue of military discipline. It's more likely an issue (of financial problems).”

The legislator confirmed that before Chen went to the seaside at 6 a.m. on March 9, he made a phone call back to Taiwan. An investigation is underway to determine who he called and what was said. There are also rumors that Chen is selling intelligence. Veterans Affairs Minister Feng Shih-kuan doesn't think so, but admitted the timing wasn't good.

Feng Shih-kuan, Veterans Affairs Minister: “What does he know? I went there when I was deputy chief of intelligence and no one asked me anything about our missile deployment or our troop numbers, so what can he do? It's only symbolic, a simple desertion or he could even say he got lost while swimming and swam in the wrong direction.”

There have been several controversies as of late, including missing guns and a lack of meat. Feng believes nothing, including a Nikkei report and Chen's disappearance, is coincidental and is not ruling out a conspiracy behind the scenes.

Feng Shih-kuan, Veterans Affairs Minister: “I think the occurrence of these incidents one after another is not coincidental, which is why I would like to sincerely remind our fellow soldiers to be cautious in your words and actions during this time.”

Meanwhile, legislators expressed concerns over retired high-ranking military officers traveling to China to take part in an anniversary celebration for Whampoa Military Academy, saying this along with Chen's case show that China is manipulating the united front issue and called on the Veterans Affairs Council to set up a contingency mechanism. In response, Feng urged soldiers to be cautious in their words and actions.

 

 

金門二膽島陳姓上兵日前失聯被中國海警救起,現在人在對岸。國民黨立委陳玉珍指出,中國同意讓家屬前往探視,她最快20日陪家屬赴中,並透露陳姓上兵不想回台。根據陸軍報告顯示,陳姓上兵積欠4家銀行30多萬元債務,有按月還款,但現在傳出也欠地下錢莊債務,官兵離營是否跟財務壓力有關,引起關注。

國民黨立委陳玉珍指出:「這不是軍中的那個管教各方面軍紀的問題,財務上的困難應該是比較偏向這方面,」

陳玉珍證實,陳姓上兵9日離營前上午6時多就出現在海邊,有打電話回台灣。至於打給誰講了什麼,有待調查釐清。陳姓上兵是否出賣軍事機密?退輔會主委馮世寬不認同,但坦言失聯時機點非常不好。

退輔會主委馮世寬提及:「他懂什麼,我情報次長去都沒有人來問我,你們的飛彈部署是如何,兵力多少,他能幹什麼,只不過做象徵性的一個叛逃吧,或者他可以講游泳迷失、游錯方向。」

國軍被質疑軍紀敗壞,接連爆出掉槍、缺肉,馮世寬認為,從《日經新聞》報導到上兵失聯都不是巧合,不排除背後還有陰謀。

退輔會主委馮世寬表示:「我是覺得這些事情發生接二連三,好像不是那麼巧合,所以我才發自內心的提醒我們袍澤,在這個時機謹言慎行。」

針對退役將領赴中參加黃埔校慶,立委擔憂,中共結合陳姓上兵案操作統戰議題,呼籲退輔會建立應變機制,馮世寬喊話袍澤要謹言慎行、共體時艱。

 

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