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Two men indicted for leaking national security information to China

2012/04/16 23:22:08

Taipei, April 16 (CNA) Two retired officers have been indicted for providing national security information to China, the Banciao District Prosecutors Office said Monday.

Prosecutors said Tsai Kuo-pin, a retired intelligence agent from the National Security Bureau, and Wang Wei-ya, a retired colonel with the Ministry of Defense, had violated the Classified National Security Information Protection Act.

According to the indictment, Tsai had given inside information about the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and military books to China since August 2006, receiving rewards between NT$12,000 (US$406) and NT$60,000 for each batch of information.

Tsai was estimated to have made illicit gains of over NT$600,000, the indictment said.

He also gave China details about the 2008 presidential election and referendum, as well as information on cross-strait policies and the Taiwanese independence camp after the election, which saw the KMT regain power.

Wang collected details on the activities of the spiritual group Falun Gong and inside information on election analysis by the KMT, the prosecutors said.

Tsai and Wang also passed a copy of a book titled "Thirty Years as an Intelligence Agent," which was written by a retired intelligence agent but banned because of its sensitive nature, prosecutors said.

(By Lee Hsiang-chun and Lilian Wu)