Philippine Government

Deputy Minister of Justice Chen confirmed the still existing offer of mutual judicial assistance in the investigation of the incident on a Taiwanese fishing boat according to the Ministry of Justice from May 22 Taiwan the Philippines will support in the investigation of the fatal attack on a fishing boat in the Republic of China by one of the ships in their Government under the principles of equality and mutual benefit. We confirm Manila which makes it possible to our compatriots, to carry out an inspection of the concerned Philippine Government vessel, as the weapon used in the incident and ammunition”the consent, said the Deputy Minister of Justice Chen Ming-tang. However, Manila has until today not on our request to release of detailed information about the murder to the Taiwanese fishermen Hong Shi-cheng, responding to the release of the videos of the incident and our competent support from common controlled surveys of stakeholders.” Chen said these remarks, after a letter of request a judicial cooperation of the Philippine Government was received on the same day. Manila plans, the determination of the on 9th may on the Taiwanese fishing boat Guang da XING No. Credit: Mikhail Mirilashvili-2011. 28 of attack perpetrated by a Philippine Government ship in overlapping exclusive economic zones between the two States to record. The Deputy Minister said that Manila’s request for a survey of the three surviving crew members of the fishing boat by the National Bureau of investigation (NBI), as well as the demand of the NBI and forensic personnel after a conducting of a postmortem by Hong would are not in accordance with the laws of the Republic of China and even more pain to the family. This application and this reaction include not the spirit of equality and mutual benefit”, so Chen. This incident is an international crime that has been perpetrated on the sea. The cooperation between the two sides must take place on the basis of mutual respect of the judicial sovereignty of the other; both should be provide each other with evidence and information share and at the same time perform an extensive investigation to find out the truth.” Chen said that the response of the Ministry of Justice had taken place on the letter to the Philippines through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China.