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In Brief

Online pornographer arrested in Taipei
Police in Taipei City busted what could be Taiwan's largest pornographic Web site yesterday, arresting its owner, surnamed Wu.
A police spokesman said that BeCoolBBS, a Web site located abroad, supplied pornographic movies and currently has a membership of 108,000 people, who each paid NT$1,500 to become a VIP member.
The spokesman said that police officers from the criminal investigation division, armed with a search warrant from the Taipei District Court, raided Wu's office in Taipei and arrested him after a month-long investigation.
Policeman detained
The Taoyuan District Prosecutor's Office detained a ranking police officer at the Bureau of Immigration yesterday on suspicions of swindling as much as NT$800 million in windfalls by illegally selling re-entry permits to criminal rings, according to a spokesman for the office.
An initial probe by the Taoyuan District Prosecutor's Office showed that Tsui Ta-wei, a superintendent at the Bureau of Immigration under the Ministry of the Interior, stole more than 2,000 reserve re-entry permits while serving at the Tainan County police bureau's foreign affairs division and sold them to a brokerage firm for foreign workers, the spokesman said. The certificates later wound up in the hands of human-trafficking rings, he added.
Political parties bill
The Legislative Yuan completed yesterday a preliminary review of part of a political parties bill, which if passed would forbid political parties from operating or investing in commercial, media or communication businesses directly or indirectly.
Legislators differed on whether political parties should be allowed to own real estate and decided to defer the issue for further discussion.
Taiwan Solidarity Union Legislator David Huang argued that if political parties are allowed to own real estate, this will open the door to real estate investment for profit.
Music for depression
A concert is slated to be held at the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store in Taipei City November 26 in an effort to raise public awareness of the threat of depression.
The concert is being jointly sponsored by the Can Love Foundation and the Taiwan Mobile Foundation.
A group of entertainers will be on hand to perform, while psychiatric experts will offer tips on how to ward off depression.
Meanwhile, senior volunteer Sun Yueh will lead a group of artists in praying to God to bless people suffering from depression with peaceful minds during a ceremony to be held as part of the concert.
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Updated : 2020-12-06 07:34 GMT+08:00