By: Lu Hsin-huei and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) A group of anti-tobacco activists filed a complaint with the Control Yuan 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]