Taiwan names deputy police chief as new head of the National Immigration Agency

Chiu Feng-kuang has served in the police for almost 40 years

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New National Immigration Agency chief Chiu Feng-kuang.

New National Immigration Agency chief Chiu Feng-kuang. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government on Friday announced the appointment of Chiu Feng-kuang (邱豐光), the deputy chief of the National Police Administration, as the new head of the National Immigration Agency (NIA).

Chiu served almost 40 years with the police, including during a high-profile stint as head of the capital, Taipei City’s, police department, the Central News Agency reported.

The Ministry of Interior lauded the senior officer for his contributions to upholding safety and security while said it hoped that under his leadership, the NIA would continue its good work on behalf of national security and safeguard the human rights of immigrant workers.

Before Taipei City, Chiu, 63, also headed the police departments in Taichung, Hsinchu City and Keelung respectively, and served in senior positions in the national police hierarchy, CNA reported.

Chiu was scheduled to be sworn in as the new head of the NIA at a ceremony later Friday. His predecessor had been accused of taking his wife out on a government-sponsored trip.