Taiwan suspects deported from Malaysia ‘confess’

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TAIPEI: A group of Taiwanese fraud suspects deported from Malaysia to China has confessed and will be tried on the mainland, according to Chinese authorities, despite an angry Taipei demanding the alleged fraudsters face justice at home. The expulsion of the 32 suspects from Malaysia in April came after another group of Taiwanese fraud suspects was sent to China from Kenya, a move described by Taiwan as “abduction.” The deportations are seen by observers as a means of exerting pressure on self-ruling Taiwan’s new President Tsai Ing-wen, who takes office on Friday and has a far more skeptical approach to relations with Beijing than her China-friendly predecessor did.

AFP

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