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Abused Indonesian caregiver wants to leave Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a harrowing 14 months of alleged abuse by her Taiwanese employer, an undocumented Indonesian caregiver says that she wants to return to her home country. Earlier ...

Taipei boss allegedly beat, confined Indonesian caregiver for 14 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undocumented Indonesian caregiver was allegedly beaten, burned, humiliated, and held captive by her employer in Taipei's wealthy Tianmu area for 14 months. Last ...

Taiwan sees decline in migrant worker numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There were 666,000 migrant workers in Taiwan at the end of April, representing a decrease of 6.6% from the same time last year, due mainly to the government’s pandem...

New Taipei migrant worker singing contest offers top cash prize of NT$30,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City is holding a singing contest for migrant workers that will hand out NT$300,000 (US$10,000) in cash prizes to the winners. On Tuesday (June 14), New Taip...

5,000 attend Philippine Independence Day event in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of Filipino migrant workers flocked to a Philippine Independence Day event on Sunday (June) in New Taipei City, after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID pandem...

Thai migrant sentenced to 2.5 years for using self-made gun to hunt birds in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Thai migrant worker was recently sentenced to 2.5 years in prison by a court for using a self-made shotgun to hunt wild birds. According to the Taichung District Cour...

Undocumented migrants involved in hit-and-run traffic collision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undocumented Vietnamese migrant worker with five other undocumented migrants in his car is suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run that occurred on Thursday (June ...

Undocumented Indonesian migrant apprehended after traffic accident in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undocumented Indonesian migrant worker was apprehended in southern Taiwan following a traffic accident on Thursday (May 26). Officers at the Tainan City Police Depar...

Indonesian mourning for mother leaps from 3rd floor of Taiwan quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker on Tuesday (May 10) was restrained by police after he leaped out of the third floor of a quarantine hotel following news that his mother had d...

10 migrant workers at New Taipei tech factory test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a Vietnamese migrant worker tested positive for COVID on Thursday (March 24), nine coworkers have also tested positive for the virus. The New Taipei City Departme...

Drunk driver who fatally struck Filipino cyclist released on bail in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man suspected of fatally injuring a Filipino cyclist in a hit-and-run incident on Sunday (March 20) has been released on bail. Early Sunday morning, four Philippine n...

Raw food blamed for hepatitis A cases among Taiwan’s Thai workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has reported 28 cases of acute hepatitis A this year as of Tuesday (Feb. 15), 18 of which were Thai workers, as the health authorities raise concerns over the consu...

Migrant worker at Career Technology plant in New Taipei tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Apple supplier Career Technology Co. (嘉聯益) on Wednesday (Feb. 9) announced that a foreign worker at its electronics factory in New Taipei City had tested positiv...

Thai man arrested in south Taiwan after sausages infected with ASF intercepted in mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Thai man is in legal trouble after the sausages his girlfriend mailed him from his home country was found to be infected with the African swine fever (ASF) virus. The...

Taiwan takes action to prevent COVID loopholes among migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Saturday (Jan. 22) that measures are being initiated to boost COVID-19 awareness and reduce transmission risk among Taiwan’s mi...