These leaked images of a woman soldier in skimpy lingerie and camouflage knickers have landed her in hot water with her superiors after they spotted potentially secret army documents in the saucy snap.
The soldier surnamed Lin, who is a driver for Taiwan’s Army, took and sent the photos to a friend while off duty, with the images subsequently leaked online, a report by the Ministry of National Defense said.
One of the pictures shows Lin wearing lace and silk lingerie while posing in her barracks, while the other has her in an olive-green army T-shirt showing off a pair of camo knickers.
Her jacket bearing her professional title can be seen hanging from her chair, and her military boots can be seen under her bunk bed nearby.
According to the island’s defence ministry, an inquiry by the Army Command Headquarters found that Lin – enlisted in the 8th Army Command in Taiwan’s south-western port city of Kaohsiung – snapped the pictures in April and May.
While Taiwan’s military says it does not concern itself with its personnel’s off-duty dress code, Lin’s pictures showed off some potentially sensitive documents on her desk.
The photos also appeared to be taken with an unauthorised smartphone – a breach of the military’s information security code, the ministry’s report added.
Disciplinary proceedings are understood to have been scheduled, though it is unclear what sort of punishment the soldier will receive.
Members of the public have already raised questions over the soldier’s large tattoos on her shoulder, arm and thigh.
In response, the ministry revealed that army code does not allow personnel to have tattoos larger than 5 centimetres (2 inches) in width, with officers and officials forbidden from acquiring body art.
However, the island’s military has since adopted a ‘no discrimination’ policy – it has not been punishing personnel who breach the code’s limitations.
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