Premier Hau Pei-tsun chairs a public security meeting on Police Day


Premier Hau Pei-tsun took office in 1990 at a time when “special business” establishments such as KTVs, bars and night clubs were thriving. Because these establishments were often associated with prostitution and criminal activity, Hau made it a priority to tackle criminal threats and protect public safety.

Hau established the Executive Yuan public security meetings, which he personally chaired every week, and made sure all measures were properly enforced. Following a year of sweeping changes, the 10 most wanted criminals in Taiwan were apprehended and public safety improved noticeably.

The picture shows Premier Hau at a Police Day gathering on June 15, 1992, thanking officers for their hard work and dedication to protecting citizens.