Taiwanese families and doctors bet on when cancer patients will die – STOMP – Singapore Seen –

STOMP – Singapore Seen – Taiwanese families and doctors bet on when cancer patients will die: Various gambling rings on the stretch of Shijia East Road — dubbed ‘Death Gambling Street’ — in Taichung City, Taiwan bet on when cancer patients will die, with even the patients’ families and doctors taking part.

The gambling dens operate under the guise of ‘social organisations’, with bets running up to NT$100 million (S$4.21 million).

A membership fee of NT$2,000 (around S$84.20) is required to participate.

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2 accidents in 2 days spur investigation of over 14,000 tour buses: Taiwan

Over 14,000 tour buses are scheduled to undergo nationwide inspections, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said yesterday.

MOTC Minister Mao Chi-kuo said that the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) discovered there could be a mechanical problem stemming from an Isuzu manufacturing process that may have been partially responsible for a deadly accident that took place in Hsinchu last Sunday.

Hsinchu Motor Vehicles Office Director Ko Wu said that he and prosecutors are not excluding human fault or mechanical malfunction as the main cause of the accident.

 2 accidents in 2 days spur investigation of over 14,000 tour buses: Taiwan 

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