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Pingtung County leadership apologizes over recycled oil
Pingtung County Magistrate Tsao Chi-hung (曹啟鴻) apologized yesterday over an ongoing food safety scare that originated in part with an unlicensed factory in his county.
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A 60-year-old farmer in Pingtung County was hailed as a hero on Sunday after it was revealed that he was a key figure behind the exposure of the recent oil scandal in Taiwan.
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The magistrate of Pingtung County convened a meeting Tuesday in which he demanded that all the bureaus under the county government strengthen their internal reporting mechanisms and construct a database for unlicensed plants in the southern county in the wake of a scandal involving recycled waste oil being sold as a food product.
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Firefighter based in Pingtung suspected of using drugs
The police recently busted a gang of suspects engaged in drug trafficking and accidentally discovered that a firefighter from the Pingtung County Fire Bureau had made purchases from the gang multiple times.
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Tainan police on Saturday confiscated customized firearms from the rented apartment of a man surnamed Li, who was apprehended on July 25 after trying to get back with his ex-wife through text-message threats and the use of customized firearms and smoke-grenades.
 
Missile drills scaled down after fishermen protest
Taiwan's military decided to postpone a scheduled missile drill in southeastern Taiwan late on Wednesday amid a round of protests launched by fishermen in Pingtung county (屏東縣) earlier the same day. The fishermen say the drills are depleting marine resources in seas near the drill ground.
 
Penghu takes heat for beach fence
The Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications yesterday urged the Penghu County Government to give a detailed explanation over the building permit issuance process of the Penghu Bay Construction Company.
 
Bakery master donates an ambulance to honor mom
Taiwan's celebrity baker Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春) yesterday donated an ambulance to the Longquan Village Fire Squad of Neipu Township in Pingtung County.
 
Pingtung County is set to join the rising number of local governments across Taiwan offering a public bicycle rental system to residents with the launch of the Pbike in September.
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The daughter of a Taiwanese fisherman who was killed by members of the Philippine coast guard in overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) last year yesterday announced a bid to run for public office.
 
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