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MAC secret leaking case 'profoundly' affects security: DPP head
Central News Agency
2014-08-27 11:33 PM
Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) The head of Taiwan's largest opposition party said Wednesday that the case centered on the former deputy of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) allegedly leaking secrets will have a "profound effect" on national security. Calling relations with China "complicated and sensitive," Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen stressed at a party meeting how important cross-strait links are for peace and stability between the two sides, for regional peace and security, and for the very survival of the Taiwanese people. The allegations against former MAC Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao have revealed the current administration's models for decision-making and negotiation can no longer "integrate the internal will of the team" and it has lost the people's trust, Tsai said, calling the situation a threat to future cross-strait development. She called for President Ma Ying-jeou to publicly apologize and demanded "someone" in the national security system take the political responsibility for the entire case, she said. In response, Tseng Yung-chuan, a deputy chairman of the ruling Kuomintang, urged Tsai to leave the Chang case to the independent judicial investigation and refrain from using it as a political tool to attack the Ma administration. (By Sophia Yeh and Elizabeth Hsu)
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