No Order for Arrest Issued for Missing Soldier Yet 迄未通緝金門士兵? 蔡清祥:以最速處理

A soldier stationed on Kinmen previously went missing and is currently in China. Justice Minister Tsai Ching-hsiang said the matter is being handled as quickly as possible.

A soldier surnamed Chen and stationed on Kinmen's Erdan Island previously went missing and is currently in China. Family members may head to China as early as March 20 to visit him. This situation meets the requirements for the issuance of an order for arrest, and the Military Police has already handed over related information to the Kinmen Prosecutors Office. However, the latter has not taken any action and has not issued the order for arrest. Justice Minister Tsai Ching-hsiang denied on March 17 that this inaction is the result of not wanting to provoke Chen.

Tsai Ching-hsiang, Justice Minister: “Prosecutors need to follow procedures in handling cases and handling any type of criminal case. They need to seek proof. (Some people are saying they're afraid of provocation.) There are no other misgivings, and they're following procedures. (Will it be issued today at the earliest and latest?) It will definitely be fast.”

Chiu Tai-san, Mainland Affairs Minister: “Judicial units will handle the follow-up arrangements. (Right now, to your knowledge, is China using the soldier boy to wage cognitive warfare?) I can't answer your question.”

A Chinese account claimed that Chen was given a house in Xiamen. National Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said the intuitive reaction is that this is cognitive warfare, while DPP Legislator Chao Tien-lin called China naive for using Chen.

Chiu Kuo-cheng, National Defense Minister: “The intuitive reaction is that it's a cognitive warfare battle. What's the purpose of cognitive warfare? It's to mess with people's minds. They're saying he got a house over there. I want everyone to think about if that's even possible.”

Chao Tien-lin, Legislator (DPP): “He's a person who is suspected of crimes, and they're using him as their poster boy domestically and abroad. Don't you think this is very naïve?”

Many consider Chen's disappearance to be a national security crisis. The military has also seen several discipline-related incidents as of late. Chiu has issued several apologies, and has been described as the "apologizing minister."

Chiu Kuo-cheng, National Defense Minister: “Isn't it a lack of basic respect to talk about this apologizing minister?”

The 99th Marine Brigade previously reported two missing T91 assault rifle actions, which made Chiu furious. He said heads will roll. Since then, the Navy has found the missing actions inside the base. Chiu ordered the Navy to conduct a review and assign responsibility.











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