First Ten KNN Headlines in General News at 7:00 pm today (Chen Shui-bian-related news in Green):
Political Commentator Questioned about E...All the things happening on the island, and 6 of 10 pieces in the General News are about Chen Shui-bian, with another tangentially related. If that isn't borderline obsessive, I don't know what is. Note that of the others, two are about China relations and one on Ma -- for the last six months the KMT has basically been pushing Chen and China.
Next Magazine: Chen Chih-chung Laundered...
News Analysis: Ah-Bian’s Close Aide Ma Y...
Frank Hsieh: Ah-Bian Should Quietly Wait...
President Ma Interviewed on FTV
MOEA to Propose a Special District to At...
Lin Chuan to Appear Before Siu
Direct Cross-Strait Sea Transport to Beg...
The SIU Subpoenaed Chiou I-jen and Summo...
The KMT Caucus Proposes Heavier Punishment for Bribery
What's left out? Stories like this one that made the rounds of local environmental blogs last month:
Taipower Coal Purchasing Documents Audaciously Stolen on the Eve of Control Yuan Investigation
atnext.com, 12 November 2008
Taiwan's national power company, Taipower, under the leadership of the Ma Ying-jeou Administration, has been alleged to have purchased overpriced fuel coal, causing protracted overpricing of power bills to the country's consumers. Strangely enough, just as Taiwan's national governmental watchdog body, the Control Yuan, was preparing to launch an investigation, the storehouse in which Taipower keeps the files of its external purchasing contracts was burglarized. Even stranger, the only documents stolen in the burglary were the fuel coal purchase agreement documents. The peculiar circumstances of the theft have led to speculation that the burglary was aimed at making evidence disappear.
According to a report in the latest issue of Next Magazine, the Consumer's Foundation had asked the Control Yuan earlier this month to investigate concerns that continuing high power prices, despite a recent 44.65% drop in fuel costs, might indicate foul play. Although the prices of liquefied petroleum gas and fuel oil have both fallen considerably, Taipower has refused to lower power prices, which have gone up twice this year. These circumstances have led the Consumer's Foundation to suspect negligence or malfeasance by Taipower and Ministry of Economic Affairs, prompting the request for a Control Yuan investigation.
The Control Yuan member on duty the day the Control Yuan filed its request, Cheng Jen-hung, formally opened a Control Yuan case with a written recommendation for an on-site investigation. In the lead-up to the investigation, Taipower stated its case to the Control Yuan, but the Control Yuan found the explanations unsatisfactory. Just as the formal investigation was about to get underway, Taipower's document storage room was burglarized, and the document stolen was an important piece of evidence targeted in the Control Yuan investigation. The theft of the document has further fed suspicions that behind-the-scenes forces are at work in the case.
2008年 11月 12日 11:32/壹蘋果網絡