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Aborigines lament send-off for nation's legendary athlete

STAFF WRITER , WITH CNA, TAITUNG

Members of the Aboriginal community on Sunday called for more attention to be paid to the memory of Yang Chuan-kwang (楊傳廣), Taiwan's legendary athlete known as the "Iron Man of Asia," who died in California on Jan. 27.

The remark came after Yang's funeral in the US, where his family insisted that he be buried. Few people attended his memorial service.

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Liao Kuo-tung (廖國棟) said he hoped the government and the media would attach greater importance to Yang.

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