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110/09/07

In response to media reports that "the captain of the Yong Shun-class mine hunter is well supported and was even selected as the model for the team", Naval Fleet Command explained today (7th) as follows:

1. The Yong Shun-class mine hunter decorated as the annual model and the appointment of its captain, the Lieutenant Colonel, were all handled according to the relevant operation regulations. No inappropriate or improper activity occurred. Thus, the media is urged not to speculate or issue false reports that affect the honor of the Command and unit.

2. With regard to the report that the captain is suspected to have been involved in improper conduct, Command has transferred the captain from his current post while carrying out an investigation. If improper conduct is discovered, regardless of rank and class, he will be punished according to the regulations and will not, in any circumstances, be harbored. Individual rewards from the model group will be recovered in accordance with the regulations.

3. Command insists on the military discipline of the troops, and protects the rights and interests of officers and soldiers. Hence, all actions shall be handled based on laws and regulations impartially to maintain military discipline and the morale of servicemen. However, Command expresses much regret for the false information that has been disseminated.

4. Command will continue to strengthen the education of military (legal) discipline, internal management, and publicity to create a high-quality work environment and ensure the combat effectiveness of troops.
110/09/06

In response to media reports that "a female non-commissioned officer stepped into the captain's room late at night," Navy Fleet Command stated today (6th) that captain Lieutenant Colonel Hong of the Yong Shun-class mine hunter was involved in an improper relationship. Command had initially verified it to be untrue; however, when non-commissioned officer Tsai entered the captain's office to maintain the computer for official affairs it was not an appropriate time of day. Once the administrative investigation is completed, the captain will be issued an administrative punishment according to the regulations and associated personnel's responsibilities will be reviewed. In addition, the female non-commissioned officer will be transferred from her current post.  

Naval Fleet Command further stated that it will continue to strengthen the "barrack regulation between genders" for officers and soldiers, establish accurate understanding and concepts of law and discipline, and maintain military discipline.
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The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent