Date: 2016-10-10 04
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
New Taipei City Government on Sunday sent a qualified stonemason to assess the damage spray-painted graffiti had inflicted to the Tiger Inscription, a well-known national historical site from Qing Dynasty, and to figure out how to restore the cultural and historical treasure.
Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration said it received reports from mountain climbers on Oct. 5 that the historical Tiger Inscription rock near the top of the Caoling Historic Trail was spray painted with malice content. Upon receiving the reports, the scenic area administration said it immediately referred the case to local police and the city’s Cultural Affairs Department (CAD).
The red spray-painted graffiti, which has some defamatory words about former President Ma Ying-jeou, has damaged the grade-three historical site, the CAD said. [FULL STORY]