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Hou Yu-ih becomes youngest-ever NPA director-general


Interior Minister Lee Yi-yang (李逸洋) announced a police personnel reshuffle yesterday, with Criminal Investigation Bureau Commissioner Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) replacing Hsieh Yin-tang (謝銀黨) as the director-general of the National Police Agency (NPA).

Hou, 50, will be the youngest police officer ever to assume the top NPA post.

Noting that Hou has long been known locally as the nation's top crime fighter, Lee said Hou is expected to help further enhance the public's confidence in the government's resolve and capability to maintain law and order.

During his 26-year police career, Hou has played leading roles in solving numerous major criminal cases, including the Pa Hsiao-yen kidnap-murder case, the shooting of President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) on the eve of the 2004 presidential election and the arrests of several notorious fugitives.

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