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In Brief

In Brief

APBTC announces acting chairman
The Asia Pacific Broadband Telecom Corp., a subsidiary of the Eastern Broadband Telecommunication Co., announced yesterday its appointment of Wang Ling-mei (王令楣) as its acting chairman to help streamline the management of the company that ran into a crisis because of its ties with the debt-ridden Rebar Group.
Wang is the sister of APBTC Vice Chairman Wang Ling-tai, who was taken into custody earlier this week on suspicion of illegal transfers of company funds into the accounts of his family members.
British treasures
An exhibition, titled "Treasures of the World's Cultures: The British Museum After 250 Years," will open February 4 at the National Palace Museum in suburban Taipei, a museum spokesman said yesterday.
The exhibition is divided into 13 sections, including cultures of early civilization, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Europe, Asia, the Islamic World, Africa, Oceania, the Americas, etc, and covering works of sculpture and painting, as well as historical and cultural artifacts from the Paleolithic Age up to the 20th century.
Trafficker caught
MANILA, Philippines
Police have arrested a Taiwanese drug trafficker who continued his illegal business in the southern Philippines after jumping bail in Taiwan two years ago, an official said yesterday.
Tsai Wen-huang, 24, of Kaoshiung, Taiwan, was arrested in Koronadal city in South Cotabato province on Tuesday at the request of the National Police Agency of Taiwan, said Chief Superintendent Geary Barias, commander of the Philippines' anti-drug police unit.
Tsai was convicted by the Kaoshiung District Court on charges of selling and using ketamine and sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison, Barias said. He jumped bail and fled to the neighboring Philippines in May 2005, where he resumed trafficking methamphetamine and ketamine with an associate also wanted by Taiwanese authorities, Barias said.
Quake rocks Taiwan
A strong earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Taiwan yesterday, rocking buildings in the capital Taipei.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The Central Weather Bureau (中央氣象局) measured the quake at 6.2-magnitude.
It put its epicenter 62 kilometers southeast of the city of Chengkung, or about 130 kilometers southeast of Taipei.
Quakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage.


Updated : 2021-05-06 11:46 GMT+08:00