Taiwan authorities are investigating a top official at the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) for allegedly spreading misinformation. According to the Taipei Times, Yan Cheng-yi is accused of sharing incorrect information about the leader of parliament on social media. The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has called him in for questioning.
Earlier this month, Yan also circulated a Facebook post criticising President Tsai Ing-wen and her government for legalising same-sex marriage.
Taiwan in May this year became the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex unions. But, Yan wrote, same-sex marriage would ‘bring AIDS to Taiwan and create big business opportunities for some companies.’ He said: ’85% of people afflicted with AIDS are gay men, and Taiwan’s national health insurance would have to pay for all their medical treatment, so it is a big profit generator for a biotech company controlled by Tsai.’
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