Friday, 30 September 2011

曾 (Tseng)

"An elderly man doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in front of the Presidential Office early yesterday [Tuesday - ed] to protest what he called “judicial injustice.”
This brief item appeared in Wednesday's Taipei Times, and has so far had no follow-up story. As to what it was that had moved this man Tseng (曾) to set himself on fire in front of the head-of-state's residence, we learn only that:
"Tseng’s neighbors in Greater Kaohsiung told investigators that he had been upset by real-estate disputes and had pleaded for help from government agencies, but to no avail."
What had happened to this old man down in Kaohsiung before he went to Taipei on Tuesday? Which part of Kaohsiung county was he from?

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