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2018/06/01 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Latest Emergency Services Salary Switcharoo

Junior cops are getting promised a raise of a whopping NT$1,370 per month, but two-thirds won't see it. Firefighters are also getting hosed.

2017/08/30 | Phelim Kine

Is Duterte's War on Drugs Migrating to Indonesia?

Indonesia is already wrestling with the toxic legacy of impunity for the mass killings of least 500,000 people in 1965–66, when the government gave free rein to soldiers and local militias to kill anyone they considered a “communist.” Unless Jokowi speaks out forcefully against a Duterte drug war model of crime control, he risks being responsible for a mass killing campaign that could demolish Indonesia’s fragile and hard fought-for rights and freedoms.

2017/07/31 | ZiQing Low

An Almighty Con? Taiwan’s ‘Purple Shirts’ and their Master

Former members of the massive religious group are speaking out about high fees, harassment, and the leader's spurious claims.

2017/06/23 | Central News Agency

UPDATE: Shooting Near Taipei - 4 Dead

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

2017/02/04 | Roderic Broadhurst

Getting Organized on Asia's Rising Drug Trade

Cross-border movement of illicit products into and out of Southeast Asia, often via India and China, has intensified in recent years.

2016/10/09 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Japan Expanding Scope of Wiretapping

The police are being handed expanded wiretapping powers. Where should the line be drawn to prevent such measures from going too far?

2016/08/24 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Police Struggle to Control Pokémon Go Fever

A stampede of Pokémon Go players hit Taipei over the weekend and police are having difficulty controlling the crowd. But Taiwan isn't the only Asian country trying to deal with swarms of gamers.

2016/08/02 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Police Use of GPS to Track Suspects in Japan: Is It Legal?

Does the warrantless use of GPS devices violate a suspect’s privacy?

2016/07/18 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwan ATM Fraud Case Suspects Arrested

The biggest ATM fraud case in Taiwan history was solved within seven days, leading to three arrests. According to some, police working overtime explains the quick results.

2016/07/07 | Chublic Opinion

Canaries in the Coal Mine

China has been in a police state of mind lately.

2015/12/29 | Zou Chi

Morale Said to be Lowered among Taiwan Police after Policeman Ruled Guilty for Negligent Homocide

Ye Yu-lan, former professor at the Central Police University criticized that the unfair judges and prosecutors have forced the police to not take action. She wonders who else would be willing to protect the civilians in the future.

2015/12/23 | Kenzo

Male Police Officer Dismissed For Wearing Long Hair Draws Criticism in Taiwan

Deputy Secretary General of Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) Shi Yi-xiang points out that the National Police Agency (NPA) does not care about wearing long hair or not. The NPA is worried that once they give in and set a precedent, the police will start questioning the value of their superiors' commands.