Fri, Dec 08, 2006 - Page 4 News List

Taiwan Quick Take


■ Transport
MRT paraphernalia on sale

To celebrate the New Year, the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp (TRTC) is releasing a limited edition mass rapid transit ticket album featuring the signs of the Chinese zodiac on Tuesday. Since the release of the first Chinese zodiac ticket in 1997, purchasing the tickets has become a tradition for many MRT memorabilia collectors. The book has pages to collect tickets for all 12 zodiac animals.

■ Society

Land return bill approved

The legislature's Home and Nations Committee yesterday approved legislation aiming to return ownership of lands originally occupied by aborigines. The main author of the bill, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Yang Jen-fu (楊仁福), accused his own party of illegally expropriating land from aboriginal people. The bill will be placed on the legislative agenda for further discussion and a vote.

■ Crime

Stars suspected of drug use

Police began questioning yesterday of local entertainers suspected of taking marijuana. Nine entertainers have been questioned, but none detained. The investigation began when Cheng Po-keng (鄭伯耕) was discovered cultivating marijuana in his apartment. Yesterday's questioning began with Tuo Tsung-kang (庹宗康), Chu Chung-heng (屈中恆) and Michael Huang (黃仲崑), all well-known hosts and actors.

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