Vice Minister of Justice Hsieh Wen-ding (謝文定) said yesterday at the legislative Judicial Committee's meeting that prosecutors will assist the 319 Shooting Truth Inves-tigation Special Committee (三一九槍擊事件真相調查特別委員會) when "its requests are not against the Constitution."
\n"The committee may have lots of problems when its members are doing their work because many articles of the statute [establishing the committee] are vague and run contrary to the Constitution," Hsieh said.
\nHsieh's remarks irritated People First Party (PFP) Legislator Chou Hsi-wei (
CONFUSION: NTHU was told by the Hsinchu Public Health Bureau to not delay disease prevention efforts, but the university’s case had not yet been announced by the CECC The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday said that it would set guidelines for other agencies about disclosing information concerning confirmed cases, after some schools expressed confusion regarding interagency communication. Academia Sinica, National Chengchi University and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) have issued announcements to clarify their quarantine measures for confirmed cases. Asked if the center provides guidelines about information disclosure, Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), the CECC’s spokesman, on Friday advised institutions to check with the CECC before revealing any information beyond what it has announced, citing its smooth collaboration with Academia Sinica as a good example. After
People who throw away their masks in public areas can be fined up to NT$6,000, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said. Masks fall under the category of general waste and should be disposed of in regular garbage bins, the ministry said. However, those who discard their masks on the street can be fined NT$1,200 to NT$6,000 under the Waste Disposal Act (廢棄物清理法), it said. Local governments have reported an increase in the number of discarded masks since the COVID-19 outbreak began, as the use of masks has skyrocketed. In Pingtung County a group of volunteers within an hour picked
The High Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by former Taiwan Federation of Financial Unions deputy director Lai Wan-chih (賴萬枝), upholding a sexual assault conviction against him. In 2017 the Taoyuan District Court found Lai guilty of sexually assaulting a secretary, sentencing him to three years and two months in prison in the first ruling, which he appealed. Court documents showed that Lai was part of a federation-organized weekend trip to Nantou County in June 2014. After dinner and KTV, Lai and others in the group went to the secretary’s room and he remained until they were the only two left, the documents
The Ministry of Education has allocated NT$400 million (US$13.2 million) to help universities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are to be used to support schools that have had to introduce “flexible tuition” and “flexible learning” options for overseas students who are unable to return to their schools in Taiwan, and to help schools purchase disease-prevention supplies, such as masks and thermometers, the ministry said in a statement. Public and private universities have until April 15 to apply for the program, it added. About NT$100 million of the funds would come from the government’s special COVID-19 budget, the ministry said. The Legislative Yuan