Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The Central Weather Bureau said Monday it plans to issue a land warning for Tropical Storm Linfa overnight because the storm's outer rim is expected to affect Southwestern Taiwan based on its current path.
President Ma Ying-jeou convened a meeting of the National Security Council yesterday to address the government response in the aftermath of the June 27 disaster as a third victim died of his wounds nine days after the color dust explosion at the Formosa Fun Park in Bali, New Taipei City. Out of 432 still receiving treatment in hospitals throughout Taiwan, 235 remain in critical condition.
Government employees whose spouses or immediate relatives were injured in a recent fiery blast at a water park in New Taipei will be granted an extra 15 days of paid leave, in addition to five days of paid family-care leave, the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) said Monday.
In preparation for large attendance during the summer months to major attractions around the island, the Tourism Bureau inspected Leofoo Village Theme Park (六福村) in Hsinchu City yesterday in order to prevent the tragedy of the dust explosion at Formosa Fun Coast from happening again.
An elderly couple were found dead in an apparent suicide after leaving a suspicious suicide note referring to their unjust treatment under the law, yesterday morning in Taipei City, according to police.
The governments of Indonesia and the Philippine recently announced a wage increase for their citizens working in Taiwan's home service sector, but the declaration is not accepted by the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部), which called for more discussion on the issue and a postponement in the mandate's implementation.
Likely Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate and Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) accused her opponents yesterday of taking her comments out of context.
More than 100 protesters gathered in front of the Taipei office of the K-12 Education Administration under the Ministry of Education Sunday, calling for transparency in the review of curriculum guidelines and voicing their strong opposition to any secretive acts to revise the guidelines.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that Taiwan's government has invited descendants of former United States presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower to join the Republic of China's commemoration of the victory overJapan in World War II.