[quote=“Maoman”]Ministry of Foreign Affairs are a bunch of intellectuals too, according to the Taiwan News:
[quote]Taiwan’s foreign ministry argued that the representative would not be protected by diplomatic immunity for his personal behavior.
MOFA spokeswoman Katherine Chang yesterday said that if the person was involved in any crime related to sexual assault, MOFA would hand the case to the police. “Because it’s (a matter) of his own personal behavior, he will not have diplomatic immunity. MOFA will not shelter or tolerate such behavior,” she said.[/quote][/quote]
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Katherine Chang completely missing the point of diplomatic immunity? I’m pretty sure that it is up to the diplomat’s country to decide if he will be protected by diplomatic immunity or not. I don’t think what the Taiwan MOFA thinks enters into it at all, although I guess they could exert pressure.