Philippines asks Taiwan crewmen to attend shooting probe
MANILA (AFP) - A Philippine panel preparing homicide charges against the country's coastguards over the death of a Taiwanese fisherman has formally asked his fellow crewmen to appear before it, Manila's justice secretary said on Sunday.
Those asked to appear before the justice department investigation were the three companions of slain fisherman Hung Shih-cheng, whose shooting death at sea in May badly damaged relations between the neighbours.
"The panel of prosecutors subpoenaed them through TECO," Justice Secretary Leila de Lima told AFP.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) is the de facto Taiwan embassy in Manila.