Executive Yuan respects Presidential Office’s decision on Ma’s trip

  • Date: 2016-06-12
  • Source: Department of Information Services, Executive Yuan

The  Executive  Yuan  respects  the  Office  of  the  President’s  decision  to  turn  down  former  President  Ma  Ying-jeou’s  application  to  visit  Hong  Kong  to  deliver  a  speech,  Executive  Yuan  Spokesperson  Tung  Chen-yuan  said  today.

The  Executive  Yuan  also  respects  the  decision-making  powers  granted  to  the  Presidential  Office,  which  followed  the  Classified  National  Security  Information  Protection  Act  and  relevant  regulations,  Tung  added.

The  decision  was  made  after  careful  consideration  of  the  application  and  a  thorough  review  of  the  necessary  information  and  legal  opinions  provided  by  relevant  agencies.  This  procedure  is  in  line  with  the  spirit  of  the  Classified  National  Security  Information  Protection  Act,  which  is  to  protect  classified  information  and  put  the  country’s  interests  first,  Tung  said.