Sat, May 11, 2013 - Page 1 News List

Government slams Manila over death

TRIGGER HAPPY?Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines said a Taiwanese fishing boat was riddled with 32 bullets, making claims they were warning shots not credible

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

Basilio said his government welcomes the participation of Taiwanese authorities to help determine the exact nature of the incident - including its location and the circumstances that led to the shooting.

“Should the investigation show that there has been wrongdoing on the part of any individual involved, they will be punished to the full extent of the law,” he said. “We cherish very much the friendly and historic relations between the people of the Philippines and Taiwan, and we do not wish nor will we allow such incident to harm those relations.”

Additional reporting by Mo Yan-chih

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