By: Jay Chou and Evelyn Kao
Jakarta, Oct. 9 (CNA) Taiwan’s government donated US$500,000 to Indonesia Tuesday to
help with relief efforts in the wake of a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi Sept. 28, triggering a tsunami and leaving nearly 2,000 people dead.
Taiwan’s representative to Indonesia, Chen Chung (陳忠), made the donation in Jakarta on behalf of the government.
Speaking on the occasion, Chen first conveyed President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) concern and sympathy for the victims.
Chen said that Taiwan’s government decided to make the donation to support Indonesia’s relief efforts and help the victims to return to normal life. [FULL STORY]