Friday, June 17, 2016

Monkey Intrusion Causes Outage at Air Force Base in Taiwan

Despite the security breach, military officials maintain that national security was never compromised 

Never mind Chinese spies or saboteurs. All it took was a monkey with enough audacity to climb over several wire fences around Chiashan Air Force Base on the eastern coast of Hualien County on June 14. The adventure cost the agile simian his life — he got zapped after deciding that toying with a transformer box was a good idea. And then the power at the airbase went out for a full seven minutes. The lights also flickered at more than 9,600 households in the area. 

My article, published yesterday in The News Lens International, continues here.

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