Police yesterday accused New Party Chairman Yok Mu-ming (郁慕明) and his Secretary-General Lee Sheng-feng (李勝峰) of pushing police at CKS International Airport last Tuesday.
"Evidence showed Yok grabbed a club away from police and pushed them. We also think he ordered gangsters to attack pan-green supporters," said Aviation Police Bureau Director Chen Tzi-chin (陳子敬) yesterday.
"They were accused of interfering with public functions," Chen said.
Lee said yesterday that he was merely keeping pan-green protesters at bay and protecting Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Lien Chan (連戰) when he entered the airport.
"I don't feel sorry about my behavior in the clash. If the police say I've broken the law, I would say they are wrong," the party secretary-general said. He said the three black-clad youth who accompanied him to the airport were Lien supporters, not gangsters.
Yok had vowed to return "blood with blood," referring to a Lien supporter who was injured during the fight. The New Party chairman has since left the country.
Wang Lan (
Wang allegedly led gangsters in the clashes at the airport. Her ex-husband, Chu Chia-hsun (
Police yesterday arrested the three Bamboo Union members who accompanied Lee at the airport, including Tan Cheng-yu (
Phoenix Corps (
Police said their investigation showed the three unidentified black clad youth pushed police and attacked pan-green supporters. Police said the three are Bamboo Union gang members and all have criminal records.
Police said two other Bamboo Union members who were at the airport -- Kang Long-hui (康龍輝) and his younger brother Kang Liang-gi (康良吉) -- were released by prosecutors because they did not attack anyone. The Kang brothers wore clothes in Republic of China flag colors when they appeared at the airport.
A Taipei veterinarian is urging pet owners to avoid using insecticides around their homes, as their ingredients can be toxic to pets. Commercial-grade insecticides contain pyrethroids — organic compounds similar to natural pyrethrins, pesticides produced by flowers such as chrysanthemums — in quantities that are harmless to humans, but potentially fatal to cats and dogs, Asian Veterinary Specialist Referral Center veterinarian Chua Man-ling (蔡曼琳) said. Even in small quantities, pyrethroids are hazardous to cats, as they lack the metabolic enzymes needed to process them, Chua said. Cockroach sprays and ant traps are especially dangerous to pets as they contain boric acid, she
People should avoid eating too many zongzi (粽子, glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves), as consuming several in one meal could cause indigestion, bloating, gastric acid reflux, heartburn and other stomach ailments, a doctor said on Saturday. Zongzi is a traditional delicacy for the Dragon Boat Festival, which was on Thursday. Citing a recent case as an example, Cathay General Hospital gastroenterology department head Chu Yu-ming (朱淯銘) said that a 58-year-old taxi driver surnamed Hsiao (蕭) ate meals at irregular hours due to his work and has been taking diabetes medicine for three years. Hsiao recently bought a bag of zongzi and ate
DREAMING OF TRAVEL: About 7,000 people applied for the experience, with about 60 chosen for the first flight yesterday, which includes boarding an airplane Starved of the travel experience during COVID-19? Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) has the solution — a fake itinerary where you check in, go through passport control and security, and even board the aircraft. You just never leave. The airport yesterday began offering travelers the chance to do just that, with about 60 people eager to get going, albeit to nowhere. About 7,000 people applied to take part, with the winners chosen by random. More fake flight experiences are to take place in the coming weeks. “I really want to leave the country, but because of the pandemic, lots of flights cannot fly,”
A DEPRIVATION? The Taiwan Higher Education Union said the program, which drew much student criticism, undermined students' right to an education The Taiwan Higher Education Union on Monday accused Ming Chuan University (MCU) of sacrificing its students’ right to education by altering the English-language instruction for first-year students. The university, which has long emphasized the value that it places on English-language education, in the 2019-2020 academic year changed its English program for first-year students to a combination of self-learning through online videos and weekly lab sessions, during which students would take online tests, the union said. The change has deprived more than 3,000 students of in-person instruction and of interaction with their teachers, the union added. The online program drew much criticism from students