3 Sep 2018

Former Kuomintang official drowns in Cooks

11:39 am on 3 September 2018

A former spokesman for Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang has drowned while on holiday in the Cook Islands.

The Central News Agency reported Yang Wei-Chung was trying to rescue his 11 year old daughter who'd fallen overboard while on a boat tour.

The 47 year old was a member of a Cabinet-level committee looking into ill-gotten party assets.

Officials from Taiwan's representative office in New Zealand are reported to be offering assistance to the family.