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SOCIETY

MRT Flight Reports

Taipei’s rapid transit (MRT) system recorded 87 cases of theft of misplaced property last year, accounting for 30 percent of all crimes committed on the system, the department’s rapid transit division said Thursday. Taipei City Police. MRT Police are handling numerous complaints of theft of misplaced items including petty cash, umbrellas and raincoats, he said. However, as all MRT stations are monitored by security cameras, people who steal forgotten or misplaced items are almost guaranteed to get caught, they said. In January, a passenger reported that he had forgotten to withdraw NT$300 (US$10.30) from an MRT card machine and that the money had been stolen when he returned to collect it. they said, adding that the suspect had been found and detained. Detained suspects frequently complain that they were unaware that picking up forgotten items of little value is a crime, police said. Under Section 337 of the Penal Code, unlawful possession of misplaced or lost property is a crime punishable by a fine of up to NT$15,000 and offenders would end up with a criminal record, they said. .

CRIMINALITY

Captured Fugitive

A fugitive wanted for his alleged involvement in the abduction and murder of a man nearly 20 years ago has been arrested in Kaohsiung, the Fengshan police station said Friday. The man surnamed Wu (巫), 54, was arrested by patrol officers on Wednesday evening, the police station said in a statement. Wu had been on a wanted list since prosecutors issued a warrant for his arrest on May 17, 2002, following the death of a man surnamed Lee (李), the police said. Lee was abducted in February 2002 by four kidnappers led by Tsai Feng-tsung (蔡峰宗), for a ransom of NT$15 million, police said. Tsai was the victim’s neighbor in Tainan and plotted the kidnapping after learning that Lee had inherited a large sum of money from his family, police said. Tsai persuaded three of his friends to help with the kidnapping. Because the four failed to agree with Lee’s family on the ransom amount, they killed him, police said. Three of them were later arrested and tried for murder in 2002, but authorities were unable to find Wu.

CULTURE

A Taiwanese film awarded in the United States

A feature film documenting the ballet scene in Taiwan won the top jury prize at an annual film and animation festival in California, where it competed with more than 200 works from 70 countries. The documentary, Tandem Ballet (舞徑) by Taiwanese director Yang Wei-hsin (楊偉新), won the Best International Feature Jury Award at this year’s American Animation and Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs), the Ministry of Health announced Thursday. Culture. Tandem Ballet explores the state of ballet in Taiwan and focuses on several Taiwanese dancers who dedicated themselves to the art, including Kuo Jung-an (郭蓉安), and the challenges they faced along the way. The director plans to raise funds so the documentary that took him nine years to screen in Taiwanese theaters, the ministry said. The festival was held from April 7 to Monday and featured documentaries and animations selected from around 2,000 entries, he said. Held annually in Palm Springs, AmDocs was established in 2011 to celebrate and promote documentary film and independent filmmakers around the world who showcase their knowledge and awareness through their stories about real people and issues.

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