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Translation: Taiwan Report On Bali Attack Warning

NOTE: Scoop thanks the reader who very kindly made the following translation of the report cited in... "Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing". See also... "More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US" for another report on this matter.

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KMT AND PFP ACCUSE THE GOVERNMENT NOT FULFILLING ITS RESPONSIBILITIES

2002/10/14 11:12
Ni Hongxiang / Taipei

After the terrorist attack on Indonesia's Bali, caucuses of KMT (Nationalist Party) and People First Party (PFP) accused premier Yu Shyi-kun's failing to notifying the 1000 odd Taiwanese Tourists after being tipped of this incident beforehand irresponsible.

Shen Chih-hwei, Chief Secretary of PFP Caucus asked the government to list Bali as a high dangerous area as soon as possible and advise the people to suspend their travel to Bali while withdrawing Taiwanese from the area.

The detonation event has caused more than 100 casualties. One Taiwanese was missing.

Shen Chih-hwei, Li Hung-chun and Liu Wen-hsiung from PFP caucus of the Legislative Yuan as well as Lin Yu-fang, member of the National Defense Committee this morning voiced their concern and accused the Government of failing to fulfill its duties to protect its people. Li Chuan-chiao, Chief Clerk of KMT also believed that the government neglected its duties.

PFP members pointed out that Premier You admitted that he was tipped of this attack as early as in the evening of 11 October.

If that was true, the government's intelligence work was extremely successfully and should be rewarded. However, if the government knew beforehand, why didn't it inform the thousand more Taiwanese holidaymakers in Bali?

Why it did not arranged the withdrawal of Taiwanese visitors or even arrange a special plane as soon as possible to take those Taiwanese visitors back. They should be scolded because of this. Li Chuan-chiao also believed that Taiwan should list Bali will as a high dangerous area.

Maybe some other Southeast Asian areas should also be listed as dangerous areas. Taiwan people should be temporarily advised against travelling to these places, and those staying there should be moved back home as soon as possible. Li cited the US as an example who already listed Bali and some other Southeast Aisan countries as dangerous areas and asked the government to follow suit.

Li Quan Jiao also questioned the government's failure to inform its citizens in Indonesia after being tipped of such incidents beforehand. He appealed the government to establish an anti-terrorist taskforce as such detonation event could happen anywhere in the world.

Li was also worried whether the Taiwanese citizens were hurt in this incident. He hoped the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission and Tourism Bureau should investigate into the current situation of the overseas Taiwanese.


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