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DPP lawmakers win key convener seats

By Chen Wei-han

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday secured the two convener seats for the legislature’s Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee, which is expected to be the main battleground in the new legislative session amid the drives for pension reform and marriage equality. DPP legislatorsFULL STORY

Museum exhibition marks 70th anniversary of 228

By Sean Lin

An exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the 228 Massacre opened yesterday at the Taipei 228 Memorial Museum. The exhibition features posters, artifacts, publications, photographs and video footage about the massacre, which will provide visitors with a thorough understanding of the incident, said the Taipei DepartmentFULL STORY

University sets up group to collect opinions on statues

By Jake Chung

National Sun Yat-sen University has established a committee to help it determine the fate of campus statues of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) and Republic of China (ROC) founder Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙). The increase in student support for transitional justice and increased incidents of vandalism of the statuesFULL STORY

Protesters decry Aboriginal land policy proposal

By Abraham Gerber

Failure to include private land within the government’s legal definition of Aboriginal “traditional areas” will entrench historical oppression and injustice, Aboriginal campaigners said yesterday, blasting the government’s failure to meet its promise of transitional justice. More than a dozen people associated with the Aboriginal Transitional JusticeFULL STORY

Veterans, independence advocates clash

By Abraham Gerber

Resistance to pension reform yesterday continued as protesters affiliated with the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) clashed with military veterans camped outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei. Independence slogans and cries of “shameless” from the protesters quickly drew an angry reponse from the pensioners, who were waitingFULL STORY

Ko has ‘no respect’ for Farglory chairman

By Sean Lin

Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Chin-jun’s (陳景峻) comment about respecting Farglory Group chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) is a backhanded compliment, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday, reiterating that his administration would ensure that the Taipei Dome is handled in a transparent and lawful manner. Chen onFULL STORY

More drugs discovered at military base in Taichung

By Chen Wei-han

More suspected packages of what are believed to be amphetamines were yesterday discovered on Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taichung, with 20 people testing positive for the prohibited substances. A total of 51 such packages weighing a total of about 50g have been found onFULL STORY

Bus inspections to finish Monday

By Chen Wei-han

Following a fatal tour bus accident last week that killed 33 people, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications has ordered a recall and inspection of 166 buses of the same model in a bid to restore public confidence in road safety ahead of the 228FULL STORY

Prosecutors turned a blind eye to W Hotel: legislators

By Jason Pan

Taipei prosecutors did not conduct a thorough investigation and let the hotel’s management off the hook in the criminal prosecution of the death of a young woman after a party at a luxury hotel, legislators said yesterday, vowing to introduce legislation to close legal loopholes. “TheFULL STORY

Cold, wet weather expected over long holiday weekend

By Shelley Shan

People planning to travel during the 228 Memorial Day holiday might want to have backup indoor events planned, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said, as cold and rainy weather is forecast for the four-day holiday weekend. A cold air mass that arrived in Taiwan last nightFULL STORY

NCC approves bid for TBC acquisition

By Shelley Shan

The National Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday gave its preliminary approval to Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) chairman Lu Fang-ming’s (呂芳銘) application to acquire Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC) — the nation’s third-largest multiple-system operator — but listed 22 conditions that Lu must follow to secure finalFULL STORY

Unapproved fungus products removed from shelves

By Lee I-chia

Results released on Wednesday of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) inspection of nutritional supplement products containing the fungus Antrodia cinnamomea showed that eight products did not gain FDA approval before being put on sale, while 51 products were mislabeled. FDA Southern Center section chief LuFULL STORY

Chunghwa to reimburse for disrupted service

By Shelley Shan

Chunghwa Telecom Co (中華電信) confirmed on Wednesday that 380,000 fourth-generation (4G) service subscribers were unable to access the network properly earlier this year due to a network problem, and said it would deduct NT$100 from these users’ subscription fee next month. According to an investigation byFULL STORY

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