TAIPEI (The China Post) – In response to recent media reports on the executions of two intelligence agents during the presidency of Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), the Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB) stated on March 15 that it would not provide any comments due to confidentiality reasons.
All efforts were made to compensate the victims according to law, the Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB) said.
Back in March 1996, Taiwan just held its first presidential election when China conducted missile tests during military exercises in the Taiwan Strait aimed at intimidating local forces.
To reassure the public, Lee Teng-hui said that the missiles actually carried unarmed warheads; a statement that led to the arrest and execution of two intelligence agents, Liu Liankun (劉連昆) and Shao Zhengzong (邵正宗). Yang Ming-chung (楊銘中), another agent also arrested at that time, was only recently released after a twenty-year sentence in China.
During a recent media interview, Wong Yen-ching (翁衍慶), the former deputy director general of MIB and former deputy director of MIB at the fourth division Chen Hu-men (陳虎門), accused ex-President Lee to have destroyed the information network that they arduously built at the time.
Complaining that the intelligence agents sacrificed their own lives for the country, Weng said that the victims were not even taken seriously and could only bear the consequences themselves once the series of tragic incidents unfolded.