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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Taiwan -- Ex-deputy minister 'betrayed' info: MAC
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) confirmed yesterday that former MAC Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) has indeed betrayed confidential information and was reported for his actions.
A chief prosecutor at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office said Wednesday that his office has begun an investigation into the alleged marijuana use by Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (Ko Chen-tung, 柯震東) in China.
Taiwan -- 18 Keelung city councilors are questioned in corruption case
Keelung prosecutors yesterday summoned and questioned 18 city councilors — more than half of the total number — as suspects in an alleged case of corruption involving a public construction project.
Taiwan -- Nothing is more important than citizen safety: Chen
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) stressed the Kaohsiung City Government's position again in removing pipelines around the gas explosions area yesterday, saying that the action is based in law and there is nothing more important than citizens' safety.
A student who did not take the Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) exam was admitted to Cheng Kung Senior High School (CKHS, 成功高中) based only on his “multidimensional learning performance” and “enrollment sequences” through the second round of exam-free admissions, yesterday.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP ) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday called for the nation's “careless and incompetent” government to be replaced by government with vision and qualified policies, while announcing that the DPP is going to make final push for the November general election.
Very few conscripts that have undergone or are undergoing compulsory four-month military training are found to have violated laws or military discipline, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said.
Taiwan -- MND announces qualification of military's new paratroopers
A total of 15 military trainees completed their sixth jumps earlier this week in southern Kaohsiung City to officially become qualified paratroopers, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) engineering maintenance vehicle crashed into a railroad switch at Minxiong station yesterday, delaying 42 trains; this was the second significant transportation-related mishap in two days.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局) yesterday warned consumers who are using TV shopping channel services to be on guard in the wake of a rising number of telephone fraud cases.
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