By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Wu Chi-ming has proposed a motion that aims to establish a police bureau that is responsible for maintaining security and order in the country’s metro systems.
A female Taipei City resident surnamed Hung said that she welcomes the proposal because the establishment of a metro police bureau at the central government’s level would make travelers feel safer while riding a metro in Taiwan.
However, a New Taipei City resident surnamed Chang opposes the proposal, saying that the proposed metro police bureau, if becomes reality, would waste taxpayers’ money just like the National Police Agency’s (NPA) Railway Police Bureau, which has hundreds of police officers who have nothing to do on a regular basis. Chang questioned that with very few random killings so far, why waste lots of money on setting up and maintaining a metro police bureau within the NPA? [FULL STORY]