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Aboriginal groups urge revisions

By Abraham Gerber

Aboriginal rights advocates yesterday called on the Presidential Office’s Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Commission to force revisions of controversial demarcation guidelines, while condemning the Democratic Progress Party (DPP) caucus for remaining silent. “We hope that the commission will not be a rubber stamp forFULL STORY

Teacher retirement age reform bill passes reading

By Sean Lin

The Legislative Yuan yesterday passed a second reading of draft legislation proposed by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to push back the age at which public-school teachers can begin receiving pensions from 50 to 58. The DPP caucus had initially proposed a draft seeking to deferFULL STORY

Typhoon day law needed: advocates

By Abraham Gerber

New legislation should be passed guaranteeing workers typhoon days off, labor rights advocates said yesterday, adding that many department store and other service sector workers are forced to work during typhoons. More than a dozen campaigners from the Taiwan Sales Worker Union, Taiwan Railway Union, TaiwanFULL STORY

DPP’s Tuan to withdraw from politics

By Chen Wei-han

Following the passage of a major pension reform bill, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tuan Yi-kang (段宜康) yesterday announced that he would no longer run or hold any public office after the end of his term, as his mission of rolling out reforms would beFULL STORY

Marines receive jail terms for torturing, killing dog

By Jason Pan

The Kaohsiung District Court yesterday found three marines guilty of torturing a dog to death, a violation of the Animal Protection Act (動物保護法), and handed the three men six-month prison terms, which are commutable to fines. It was the first ruling in the case and canFULL STORY

City councilor seen frequenting Taipei hostess bars: media

By Lee I-chia

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taipei City Councilor Liang Wen-chieh (梁文傑) allegedly visited upscale hostess bars earlier this month, reports said yesterday. Liang, who has been married for 10 years, was seen leaving a bar with a young woman, with the two acting intimately toward each otherFULL STORY

Wu must clarify the KMT’s cross-strait policy: Hung

By Sean Lin

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman-elect Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) must clarify his cross-strait policy to dispel China’s doubts regarding the party, KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) said yesterday. Hung made the remark after she was asked in a radio interview to comment on the “no unification, noFULL STORY

Linkou hospital confirms mass resignations in ER

By Lee I-chia

Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital yesterday confirmed that 22 of its emergency room (ER) physicians have submitted their resignations and it is trying to persuade them to stay. A post on social media platform Line alleged that ER doctors at the hospital were collectively resigning, withFULL STORY

Taiwan offers to treat dissident Liu Xiaobo

Taiwan yesterday said that it was willing to offer cancer-stricken Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) treatment after prison officials granted him medical parole. The offer came a day after China rejected criticism over its treatment of Liu, as the US urged Beijing to give theFULL STORY

TRA to upgrade stations

By Shelley Shan

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday announced that it would spend about NT$500 million (US$16.48 million) revamping infrastructure to provide commercial services in or around several railway stations in central, southern and eastern Taiwan, adding that it hoped that stations would also become drivers ofFULL STORY

Payment system temporarily offline over security fears

By Lee I-chia

The Taipei City Government’s Department of Information Technology yesterday said pay.taipei, a government mobile payment platform that was launched on Sunday, might have exposed users to personal information leaks, but that the problem had been fixed. The platform, which allows Taipei residents to pay water andFULL STORY

Telecoms prepare for end of 2G services tomorrow

By Shelley Shan

Second-generation (2G) telecommunication service subscribers will not be able to access mobile phone services after the 2G operational license expires tomorrow, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday. The 2G service was launched nationally in 1996. As of Friday last week, the number of 2G subscribersFULL STORY

‘Tangut Inn’ translation praised

By Wang Han-ping and Jonathan Chin

Assistant professor Ku Ping-ta (辜炳達) has been awarded the PEN Presents - East and Southeast Asia award for his Chinese-to-English translation of Luo Yi-jun’s (駱以軍) Tangut Inn (西夏旅館). Founded in 1921, English PEN is a London-based organization which aims to promote and defend freedom of expressionFULL STORY

Incontinence can indicate uterine prolapse: doctor

By Lee I-chia

Needing to urinate dozens of times per day might be an indication of uterine prolapse that can lead to urinary incontinence, a physician said. Taichung-based Lee Women’s Hospital department of urology director Hsieh Ching-hung (謝卿宏) described the condition of a 55-year-old female patient surnamed Lin (林),FULL STORY

Tree DNA database aims to combat illegal logging

By Jason Pan

The Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau and the Council of Agriculture’s Forestry Bureau on Tuesday signed an agreement to establish a DNA database of protected trees in mountainous areas to crack down on illegal logging activities. “This agreement is part of the Investigation Bureau’s crimeFULL STORY

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