By: Chen Chih-chung, Wang Hung-kuo, Liu Jian-bang and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) said Thursday he would
shoulder full responsibility for the controversy arising from the ministry’s adjustments to the senior high school history curriculum guidelines after a student protester opposed to the revisions allegedly committed suicide earlier that day.
On his 20th birthday, Lin Kuan-hua (林冠華), a student at Juang Jing Vocational High School in New Taipei before dropping out of the school in June, was found dead by emergency workers summoned by his mother Thursday morning, according to the New Taipei Fire Department.
He apparently had locked himself in a room and committed suicide by burning charcoal to generate a lethal dose of carbon monoxide fumes. [FULL STORY]