Newslets (09.02.15, Sun)

Taichung Mayor Jason Hu showed you how to violate the law (09.2.12) -- The Tax Bureau (國稅局) emphasized yesterday that the law clearly says a store can issue only one Universal Invoice Lottery receipts (統一發票) for any single product that it sold. However, Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強) bought a bicycle that is worth 18,000 NT dollars. paid with 4 vouchers (3,000 each) plus some cash, and took 5 receipts - see the first link below for a photo of him showing off the receipts. In response to critics of violating the law, Hu said he didn't see anything wrong. Yea, right, he is a KMT elite, and a pro-blue mayor. In Taiwan they are privileged to see beyond the law.( 1健身車5發票 胡志強拚消費 帶頭違法, 國稅局:單一產品 一張發票 )

KMT Wu Yu-sheng Proposed to Remove 228 from Holiday list (09.2.15) -- Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus deputy secretary-general Wu Yu-sheng (吳育昇) intended to submit a ROC National Holiday Act (my translation of 中華民國國定紀念日與節日法) in which 228 Peace Memorial day (二二八和平紀念日) will be removed from the holiday list. He eventually gave up the idea. (228只紀念不放假?提案立委踩煞車; More informative report here: Taipei Times: Cancel 228 Memorial holiday: legislator)

Out Reach ...

The Last Trip of a Human Right Fighter (09.2.13) -- Alison Des Forges of Human Right Watch, who played a key role in seeking the justice of 1994 Rwanda genocide, died in the crash of Flight 3407 from Newark to Buffalo on February 12, 2009. A great great lost of human being. Please take a few moments to visit this page on HRW: Alison Des Forges - A Tribute.