Two migrant workers killed in Yilan County traffic accident

Two Indonesian migrant workers died after a truck hit their electric scooter at high speed while the men were stopped at a red light in Yilan County this morning, July 12. Yilan County Fire Department received reports about the traffic accident on Meifu Road, in Zhuangwei Township at around 11:20 am. The rider of the electric scooter, a 26-year-old man named Daimas Prasetiyo, was without signs of life at the scene of the accident, and was declared dead at the

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Bus driver busted sniff-testing migrant workers: refusing service to the overly-perfumed

A bus company in Taichung City will face a fine after one of its drivers was caught refusing service to migrant workers he deemed to be wearing too much “perfume.” The driver of the Taichung No. 97 bus was caught red handed on video stepping off the bus and sniff-testing three migrant workers, before allowing two to board, and rejecting a third, who he had deemed to be wearing an excessive amount of fragrance. The video also shows the bus

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Cop who shot unarmed foreigner dead claims in defense: Couldn’t see blood for dark skin

A police officer who shot a naked, unarmed man dead in Hsinchu County two years ago pleaded in his defense yesterday that he did not notice the first four shots he fired at close range had penetrated the victim, because the man was “dark skinned”. The defendant’s statement in court was greeted by shudders, as the case already tainted by allegations of racism, unfolded in yesterday’s trial. On August 31, 2017, the young police officer, Chen Chung-wen (陳崇文), then 22

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