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Workers toss shoes in Ma’s yard

By Lii Wen

Former freeway toll collectors yesterday hurled more than 200 pairs of shoes over the walls of President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) residential compound in Taipei as they staged a sit-down demanding appropriate compensation for the loss of their jobs. About 1,000 toll collectors were left jobless whenFULL STORY

Ex-president Lee lauds Ko’s drive, urges prudence

By Loa Iok-sin

Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) yesterday praised Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) for his determination and efficiency in executing policies, but urged Ko to refrain from speaking precipitously, because doing so can be dangerous for a politician. “Ko is a doctor, so he is usedFULL STORY

FEATURE: Taiwan regressing in biofuel, waste oil policy

By Elizabeth Hsu

At a time when most industrialized countries have found bright solutions for dealing with waste cooking oil, Taiwan seems to be stuck in the dark ages, with unethical businesses showing that they are willing to illegally repurpose such oil for human consumption to earn moreFULL STORY

‘Confidential source’ rebuts Clara Chou’s allegations

A former security official embroiled in a high-profile political allegation yesterday said that while he detests corruption, he also deplores the usage of a private conversation he had to make public accusations about government figures. Chang Jung-feng (張榮豐), deputy secretary-general of the National Security CouncilFULL STORY

Academics endorse coal-carbon capture energy policy rehaul

By Sean Lin

With next month’s Energy Conference around the corner, academics yesterday put forth possible solutions for reshaping the nation’s energy sector, with some saying that using more coal alongside carbon dioxide capture and sequestration would greatly reduce energy costs with minimal environmental fallout, freeing up theFULL STORY

TRA orders more tilting Puyuma, Taroko trains

By Shelley Shan

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday said it is buying two more Puyuma Express trains and two Taroko Express trains due to a budget surplus from a previous deal, adding that the new trains are scheduled to arrive by the end of next year. TheFULL STORY

Navy pilot hit by rotor improves

A navy helicopter pilot who was struck on the head by a spinning rotor blade earlier this month is in stable condition following brain surgery at a hospital in southern Taiwan, the Naval Fleet Command said yesterday. The lieutenant commander pilot, surnamed Wei (魏), isFULL STORY

No caps set on extra Lunar New Year flights: agency

By Shelley Shan

Neither side of the Taiwan Strait will cap the number of additional cross-strait flights during next year’s Lunar New Year holiday, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said, although five Chinese airports would limit flights. In addition to already scheduled flights, additional flights are usually provided fromFULL STORY

Breastfeeding mothers face shingles risk: expert

By Stacy Hsu

Caring for and breastfeeding a baby can subject new parents to viral infections such as herpes zoster, a doctor said recently. Herpes zoster, also known as shingles or as “snakeskin disease” (皮蛇) in Taiwanese, is a painful, blistering rash caused by varicella zoster, the virusFULL STORY

Stinky tofu maker fined over filth in New Taipei City

By Stacy Hsu

New Taipei City’s Public Health Department yesterday issued a NT$60,000 fine on a stinky tofu manufacturer in the municipality’s Shenkeng District (深坑), citing an unhygienic production process. “The department received an anonymous complaint on Nov. 25 that an unnamed tofu factory and a stinky tofu producerFULL STORY

Activists scoff at ministry’s plan for caretaker vacations

By Lii Wen

Labor activists yesterday expressed skepticism about a Ministry of Labor plan intended to better protect the vacation rights of foreign caretakers. On Saturday, the ministry said that it planned to allow families who employ foreign caretakers to apply for respite care services — short-term assistanceFULL STORY

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