Thursday, December 1, 2011
Lin Ching-tu, speaker of the Pingtung County Council, was sentenced yesterday to five-and-a-half years in prison for vote-buying when he was running for the position in 2010.
Monday, November 14, 2011
A group of environmentalists called Sunday for a hotel development project to be scrapped to protect land crabs that inhabit the proposed site in the Kenting National Park in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Agents from the Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau yesterday arrested a man suspected of concocting amphetamine from a rarely used herbal ingredient.
Monday, October 10, 2011
The first-phase development project for a large-sized artificial lake for groundwater recharge will kick off on Oct. 17 in the southern county of Pingtung as part of the government's efforts to solve land subsidence and flood problems in the county, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice presidential candidate Su Jia-chyuan proposed yesterday that the debate regarding his Pingtung farmhouse should be halted until the Council of Agriculture (COA) releases a legal ruling after inspection. But Su's statement was refuted by the COA, which said that the Pingtung County Government would be the party to exercise such authority.