Thursday, December 18, 2014
Ruentex Financial Group (潤泰集團) Chairman Samuel Yin (尹衍樑) declared yesterday that he was responsible for reporting former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) after the latter accepted a bribe from Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙滕雄).
National Security Council (NSC) chief King Pu-tsung (金溥聰) demanded a public apology from SET News (三立) anchorwoman Chen Ya-lin (陳雅琳) yesterday, after Chen said on the 6 p.m.
Still reeling from the edible oil scandals of the past few months, the government moved fast Wednesday to order suspect dried tofu products off shelves nationwide after the revelation a day earlier that certain brands had used banned industrial dyes.
The Ministry of Justice (法務部) said Wednesday that there is no timetable for the possible release on medical parole of ailing former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who is serving a 20-year sentence for corruption.
As the end of the year draws near, a survey done by the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) in November said that 14 percent of office workers do not have time to use up their accumulated paid vacation days and hope that they can exchange vacation days for cash instead.
Taiwan saw daytime lows plunge to around 10 degrees Celsius early Wednesday as the strongest cold air mass of the early winter season enshrouded the country, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Taiwan's government launched a series of promotional activities on Wednesday in an effort to restore the reputation of Taiwan's food vendors whose image was dealt a serious blow by a series of food safety scandals in recent months.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (經濟部) announced Wednesday that it will stop supplying water needed to irrigate the first plantings of rice paddies in two parts of Taiwan because of the mounting water shortage around the country.
Restrictions on naturalization could be relaxed considerably after a draft amendment to the Nationality Act passed an initial screening by a legislative committee on Wednesday, opening up for the first time the possibility of dual nationality for some foreign immigrants to Taiwan.
Students at Nanhua University who study thanatology — the science of death — received a gift of an environmentally friendly paper coffin Wednesday.