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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Taiwan's military is on standby and will be ready to dispatch its C-130 transport aircraft to airlift supplies to Nepal in areas devastated by earthquake, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
The Red Cross Society of the R.O.C. (中華民國紅十字會總會) suspended its Facebook page yesterday amid calls to avoid giving donations to the organization from netizens who accused it of deducting large amounts of contributions to cover administrative costs.
Taiwan -- Taiwanese rescue, medical team departs for quake-hit Nepal
Dozens of Taiwanese rescuers, medical staff and charity group members departed for Nepal on Tuesday afternoon to help the Himalayan country recover from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake last weekend that has left thousands dead.
Farglory (遠雄集團) compared the Taipei City Government to the "Islamic State" (IS) yesterday in a report submitted to the municipality over recent safety concerns regarding the Taipei Dome.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently reiterated Washington's commitment to helping Taiwan defend itself under the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and also commended a peace initiative proposed by President Ma Ying-jeou to address territorial disputes in the region.
The Agency Against Corruption (AAC, 廉政署) yesterday revealed that Yang Jun-yuan (楊俊源), an official of the Taipei Customs of Customs Administration (關務署臺北關), and Chang En-shuo (張恩碩), an official of the Taoyuan City Department of Public Health (桃園市衛生局), have allegedly been covering up for merchants smuggling tainted food products from Japan and Thailand into Taiwan.
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The Agency Against Corruption (AAC, 廉政署) yesterday revealed that Yang Jun-yuan (楊俊源), an official of the Taipei Customs of Customs Administration (關務署臺北關), and Chang En-shuo (張恩碩), an official of the Taoyuan City Department of Public Health (桃園市衛生局), have allegedly been covering up for merchants smuggling tainted food products from Japan and Thailand into Taiwan.
The Fisheries Agency (漁業署) under the Council of Agriculture (COA, 農委會) yesterday revealed that officials unearthed the eel fishery in Yunlin that was responsible for selling 3,000 kilograms of poisonous live eels to manufacturers.
Taiwan -- Fishery at fault for poisonous eels unearthed, says official
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday pledged to thoroughly probe an alleged procurement scandal after an MND branch was accused of violating rules in buying Chinese-made batteries to be installed in R.O.C. Armed Forces' radar systems.
The National Day firework show this year to celebrate the Republic of China's 104th birthday is set to take place in the southern city of Kaohsiung, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) , chairman of the national day celebration committee, said Tuesday.
With the exception of emergency vehicles, all traffic came to a standstill from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. yesterday as part of an air defense drill which covered all cities and counties in northern Taiwan.
The government has no plans to promote legislation against cyberbullying, Vice Premier Simon Chang San-cheng (張善正) said Tuesday, despite recent calls for such a law to be introduced.
Taiwan -- First 'citizen' wind farm to cease operations by 2016
Taiwan's first citizen wind farm, which was established by the Penghu Energy Tech Co. (澎湖開發能源) nine months ago, has announced it will undergo liquidation and disband.
With some of the nation's nuclear reactors staying out of service, natural gas has been tapped as a replacement fuel, resulting in NT$3 billion in additional costs, said Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) yesterday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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