Taiwan demands Philippines investigate fatal shooting of fisherman

Posted By on May 11, 2013

Taiwan has demanded that the Philippines investigate the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Speaking to reporters in Taipei on Friday, the Taiwanese foreign minister, David Lin, blamed the Philippine coastguard for opening fire on the fisherman’s boat, the Kuang Ta Hsing 28, on Thursday in disputed waters, an incident that threatens to raise tensions between China and an important American ally.

“We strongly condemn the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine fishery department,” Lin said. “We urge the Philippine government to open a full investigation on this case and send their apology to Taiwan’s government.” [full story…]