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Murderer of Malaysian student handed death sentence in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who confessed to murdering a Malaysian student by strangulation and disposing of her body in 2020 has been sentenced to death. At 10 a.m. on Friday (March 18), th...

Top university managers resign after murder of Malaysian student

The president and deans of general affairs and student affairs at Chang Jung Christian University have resigned following the murder of a female Malaysian student two months ago, the Ministry of Educa...

Man indicted for murder of Malaysian student in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been indicted for murdering a Malaysian student near her college campus, a case that has drawn public scrutiny over safety in the country. The 28-year-old sus...

Parents of murdered Malaysian student suing Taiwan government for negligence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of a Malaysian student who was raped and murdered in southern Taiwan last month announced on Monday (Nov. 23) that they are suing the Taiwanese government alon...

Slain Malaysian student's parents leave Taiwan with her ashes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of a Malaysian student who was raped and murdered near her college campus in southern Taiwan departed from the country on Wednesday (Nov. 4) carrying the ashes...

Taiwanese commentator calls for caning of Malaysian student's killer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the brutal sexual assault and murder of a Malaysian student by a Taiwanese man, a political commentator on Sunday (Nov. 1) called for the legalization of ca...

Parents of Malaysian student's killer call for his execution in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of a man suspected of raping and murdering a Malaysian student in southern Taiwan on Tuesday (Nov. 3) expressed their hope that their son would be given the de...

Staff of southern Taiwan university resign over Malaysian student’s murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two employees of Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU) have resigned over the murder of a Malaysian student, which has rattled Taiwan, a country deemed relatively safe fo...

Parents of murdered Malaysian student arrive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of a Malaysian student murdered in southern Taiwan arrived in the country on Sunday (Nov. 1). A female Malaysian national surnamed Chung (鍾) who studied at ...

Taiwan president apologizes to Malaysia for student murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) apologized to Malaysia Saturday (Oct. 31) for the alleged murder of a Malaysian student by a Taiwanese suspect. The 24-year-old woman surna...

Family of murdered Malaysian student to come to Taiwan

The family of a Malaysian student murdered in Taiwan will be allowed to come to Taiwan and will travel in a protective bubble to minimize contact with the public, Deputy Interior Minister Chen Tsung-y...

Taiwanese conservationists are 'so passionate:' Jane Goodall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World renowned primatologist and anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall is currently on a short tour of Taiwan, where she sat down with Taiwan News on Oct. 31 to discuss conservat...

Jane Goodall’s message to Taiwan: There are reasons for hope

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World-class primatologist and ethologist Jane Goodall delivered an address in Taipei on Oct. 26 before a packed auditorium of several hundred, who appeared profoundly insp...

China is single largest source of PM2.5 pollution in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Comparing data on pollution sources in Taiwan's air, a Taiwanese professor and former Bell Labs researcher has come to the conclusion that the single largest source of fine...

Taiwan's president pledges stronger defense to counter China

TAOYUAN CITY, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pledged Friday to step up military spending to defend the self-ruled island's sovereignty in the face of China's growing asse...