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Defense minister vows to improve military police training

ROC Central News Agency

2016/02/24 14:37:35

Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) said Wednesday that he has directed the Military Police Command to improve its training and deal out punishments for trainers who fail to perform their jobs well.

He made the announcement after a recently released video clip showing a laughably shoddy march-past by military police trainees.

Kao was responding to media inquires about reports that the Military Police Command has decided to replace Col. Yang Pao-chung (楊寶忠), the acting head of its training center, over the video clip showing the center's cadets marching in a disorderly fashion during a parade last month.

The hilarious video clip, made public by local media on Monday, showed that most cadets from the same graduating class of 197 trainees were unable to synchronize their movements during the march-past that took place Jan. 4.

The performance was staged at a graduation ceremony to mark the conclusion of the cadets' 16-week training session.

Kao said that the ministry will seriously face the problem and ensure that the training is carried out to a higher standard.

(By Lu Hsin-huei and Evelyn Kao)

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