Owner of Submerged Car Asleep, but not at the Wheel

[Cover Picture: Penghu Times] A fisherman at Makung Harbor, Penghu County yesterday reported that a car had gone over the wharf and was upside down under the water. Police, Firefighters, and Coast Guard rushed to the scene for search and rescue operations. Six rescue vehicles, a boat, five scuba divers and a total of 16 personnel were dispatched to the harbor. However, no occupants were found in the vehicle. The divers, working in poor visibility, reported that the vehicle was

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Penghu Residents Vote Against Casinos

Residents of the Penghu Islands voted overwhelmingly against the legalization of gambling, and the development of casinos on the archipelago, in a referendum held today, Saturday, October 15, 2016. At the close of counting votes against stood at 26,598, with votes for at 6,210. There were a total of 32,808 valid votes, with 216 invalid, from a voter turnout of 39.56 percent. Votes against at today’s referendum exceeded those of a 2009 referendum when 17,359 residents voted against the development

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