Taiwan police draw criticism for promoting Buddhism in uniform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Taiwanese law enforcement officers has drawn criticism from the public after dancing in uniform in a promotional video for a Buddhist humanitarian organization....

KMT presidential candidate nearly hit by eggs at southern Taiwan rally

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) narrowly avoided being hit by eggs at a campaign rally in Tainan on Friday evening (Oct. 19), w...

INTERPOL: Taiwan Can Help

Criminal Investigation Bureau Commissioner Huang Ming-chao ((黃明昭)) spoke with Taiwan Today about exclusion from the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and how Taiwan Can Help achiev...

In Taiwan, police scramble to explain ban on masks for protesters

Police authorities in Taiwan were busy Sunday trying to clarify a comment a day earlier suggesting that Taiwan would enforce an anti-mask law similar to the one being carried out in Hong Kong to deter...

Jeffrey Epstein due in court after sex trafficking arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a once-secret plea deal, the U.S. government is taking another run at putting the wealthy sex offender behind bars with new ...

Taiwan railway police now have pepper spray, bulletproof vests

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Law enforcement officers deployed at train stations and inside train carriages are now equipped with pepper spray and bulletproof vests and are working in teams of two after one of the...

More than 300 people fined on first day of new DUI regulations

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) More than 300 people were fined under tougher laws for driving under the influence (DUI) across Taiwan on Monday, the first day of implementation of the new regulations, according...

Taiwanese cop said he kept firing at Vietnamese man because of his 'black skin'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a trial for the killing of an unaccounted for Vietnamese migrant worker, the police officer accused of using excessive force claimed he fired nine shots because he could...

Taiwanese investigation officer among the youngest to complete FBI's leadership program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy has trained U.S. and international law enforcement officers since its initiation in 1935, and this year, Ar...

Taiwan National Police get new uniforms today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Officers of Taiwan's National Police Agency are wearing new and improved blue uniforms starting from today, marking a change from the old gray garb worn for over 30 years. ...

Philippine police kill 'communist rebels' during weapons raids

Philippine police said on Sunday that 14 suspected communist rebels were killed after they opened fire on officers conducting weapons raids. Rights groups said the victims were all farmers, some elder...

Taiwan names deputy police chief as new head of the National Immigration Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government on Friday announced the appointment of Chiu Feng-kuang (邱豐光), the deputy chief of the National Police Administration, as the new head of the National Immigration ...

Duterte plans anti-communist 'death squad' in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced plans to create a "death squad" to combat communist rebels in the country. In a speech given on Tuesday night, Duterte spoke of his prop...

Taiwanese police officer named in world's top 40 under 40 years of age

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese police officer Lin Shao-fan (林少凡) was named as one of the world’s top 40 law enforcement professionals under 40 years of age, Taiwan’s Criminal Inves...

Philippines Armed Forces preparing for 'Red October' communist uprising

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- Increased domestic conflict may be on the horizon in the Philippines, as communist rebels in the country have reportedly increased recruitment efforts among university st...