Man questioned by police over incitement to kill Han Kuo-yu

Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Thursday that a man who allegedly incited online for someone to kill Kuomintang (KMT) Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Han Kuo-yu (???) has been questioned by the police and the case passed on to the local prosecutors office.

The man, surnamed Chao (?), was identified as an engineer living in Taipei City who allegedly posted on PTT Nov. 14 "The people of Kaohsiung have sworn to take revenge and kill Han Kuo-yu," the CIB said at a press conference Thursday.

PTT is one of the most popular bulletin boards in Taiwan.

The police launched an investigation and quickly found the 47-year-old suspect, who may have violated Article 305 of the Criminal Code by threatening to cause injury to others, Commander Lin Chien-lung (???) of the CIB's 9th Investigation Brigade said.

Chao said during a police interview that he only expressed his opinion about the election on PTT and did not mean to threaten Han's life, according to the CIB.

The case has been sent to Shihlin District Prosecutors Office for further investigation, added Lin.

Meanwhile, an individual with the Facebook ID Liang Tang Wong posted a message Nov. 17 on a DPP fanpage calling for the assassination of the KMT Kaohsiung mayoral candidate. The CIB said the account's log-in IP has been traced to Singapore and it has shared intelligence with the police there who are investigating the matter.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel