Wed, Jan 21, 2009 - Page 1 News List

MOI confirms vouchers may be missing

By Loa Iok-sin, Flora Wang, Shih Hsiu-chuan and Ko Shu-ling  /  STAFF REPORTERS

DPP Legislator Tsai Huang-liang (蔡煌瑯) said any new vouchers scheme would create a substantial debt for future generations.

Meanwhile, KMT Legislator Huang Chao-shun (黃昭順) urged the ministry to include foreign missionaries with permanent residency in the current voucher scheme.

Huang said it would be “fair” and “just.”

In related developments, the Kaohsiung City Government yesterday began distributing NT$1,500 in monthly food vouchers to disadvantaged families.

Even after receiving the government’s consumer vouchers, many low-income families could not afford to eat well, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) said, adding that the families could purchase food with the vouchers issued by the city’s Social Affairs Bureau.

ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY JIMMY CHUANG

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