Agencies blasted for dereliction of duty on tobacco factory project

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/17
By: Lu Hsin-huei and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) A group of anti-tobacco activists filed a complaint with the Control 201508170032t0001Yuan on Monday, accusing three Cabinet agencies of dereliction of duty and legal violations after allowing an international tobacco producer to build a factory in Taiwan.

John Tung Foundation Chief Executive Officer Yau Sea-wain (姚思遠), Consumers’ Foundation Vice Chairman Yu Kai-hsiung (游開雄), and two celebrity volunteers filed the accusation against the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Health Promotion Administration.

The activists called on the Control Yuan to stop the construction of a planned factory by Japan Tobacco International (JTI) in the Tainan Technology Industrial Park in southern Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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