TAIWAN: Despite Spate of Grisly Murders, Crime Data Makes for Reassuring Reading

If Lin

Sensational stories of murder in Taiwan have sparked fears of crumbling social order, but police data tell a different story.

A Taiwan Witch Burning

A Taiwan Witch Burning

Edward White

If it is true, Lin Yu-ru's story may go a long way in explaining how her life deteriorated to the point that she decided to kill her husband. Does it also mean that one of Taiwan’s most infamous serial killers isn’t responsible for the death of her mother and mother-in-law?


OPINION: Murder of Cambodian Government Critic Still Needs Investigation

Phil Robertson

The killing of Kem Ley requires a thorough, professional and unbiased investigation that will follow the facts, wherever they lead, and hold accountable all involved no matter their position or their power, writes Phil Robertson.


UPDATE: Shooting Near Taipei - 4 Dead

Central News Agency

The suspect attempted suicide and was pronounced dead at 11:38 this morning.


Life Sentence, Not Death Penalty, for ‘Random Killing’ in Taiwan

TNL Staff

Today's decision is significant for Taiwan where human rights groups believe defendants with mental health issues have been executed because of serious flaws in the court system.


Why Everyone is Worried about Cambodia, Again

Edward White

‘There is a widespread discontent with the government…It may be just a matter of time until the pressure cooker bursts.’


The Legacy of Taiwan's 'Little Light Bulb'

Edward White

What has Taiwan learned about its mental health system after the murder of a four-year-old last year?


INTERVIEW: Waking from a Nightmare, 16 Years on Death Row in Taiwan

Edward White

'I was afraid to sleep, in case I woke up back in jail.' A man wrongly convicted of kidnap and murder, speaks about his two decades on death row in Taiwan.


How Trees Help Solve Murders

Cara Giaimo

Twigs, seeds and pollen can help heat up otherwise cold cases.


OPINION: Serial Poisoning in a Japanese Hospital

The Japan Times

Hospitals aren't always the safe places we hope they are.

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