Date: Apr 11, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Buddhist Master Shih Chao-hwei (釋昭慧) yesterday criticized the Taipei City Government for
approving the rezoning of an environmental protection zone for government use after denying a similar request by the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation.
Shih said on Facebook that she “laughed” after seeing the city’s announcement that a plot of land in Shilin District’s (士林) environmental protection zone would be rezoned for government use, calling on Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to explain why the city applied “double standards” on relaxing restrictions.
She said the problem was not the approval of any particular project, but rather the process under which “environmental protection zones” were continually being “relieved of their designation.” [FULL STORY]