Social Movements

Interview: Kawtorpai Church

He is a fresh-faced young man with curly hair. If I had not known that he was a pastor, I would have thought he was a highly energetic office worker who works in a high-rise in the central business district of Bangkok. He is, in fact, pastor Prachan Noimung, a man of the Karen ethnic group from Maehongsorn Province who now serves as head of the Kawtorpai. This can be translated as the Move Forward Church...

Freeway and High-Speed Rail Proposal by the KMT Stokes Controversy

A draft proposal by KMT caucus convener Fu Kun-chi has stoked controversy. Namely, the proposal would provide for the extension of high-speed rail around all of Taiwan, though this is attached to a proposal ostensibly focused primarily on an expressway connecting Hualien and Taitung and the extension of Freeway No. 6 to Hualien. The bill is currently backed by Legislative Yuan Vice President Johnny Chiang of the KMT...