Date: Jun 08, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff Reporter
Police workloads should be simplified and performance evaluations reformed to reduce arbitrariness, the Taiwan Policemen’s Work Rights Promotion Association said yesterday during a small protest outside the National Police Agency in Taipei.
About 15 protesters shouted slogans demanding limits to works encompassing “mountains and seas” of conflicting obligations, before passing on a list of what they said were unreasonable responsibilities to an agency official.
They cited examples ranging from checking vegetable market prices, to enforcing smoking and pollution regulations, to going door-to-door at scooter repair shops to encourage owners to reject requests to make vehicles louder.
“Making the modifications is not even illegal — so there is nothing we can do if shop owners reject our request,” said association director Shih (施) — who requested to be identified only by his last name — calling for campaign responsibility to be returned to transportation agencies. [FULL STORY]