That being said, this again should serve as a warning that foreigners should not work for Taiwan government ministries/quasi-government entities. At the end of the day, their continued employment depends on the goodwill of the Secretary General or Director of that organization and the political appointment nature of these organizations often means real pricks and sycophants will be appointed. That makes foreigners vulnerable as they don't have the same degree of protection as normal civil servants.
Ben criticizes the Ma administration for firing him without cause, but this was also done by Chen's hacks under the DPP. Furthermore, his writings have been pretty anti-corporate/business. Perhaps the Ma administration didn't want a troublemaking foreigner in such a position. Still breaking up a family is pretty nasty.
And by taking them to arbitration over wrongful dismissal? Really bad strategy on his part. You are only asking for trouble. He made them lose face and they did what they could to screw him. He shouldn't have went after the 3 months salary. Or he should have found employment before taking on his old employer. You only should bad mouth your ex-employer if your new one has more guanxi!!!
A foreign national and single father to a Taiwanese son is facing deportation for allegedly working illegally for the government-linked Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) in a case that raises questions over how the government handled the case.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ ... 03529394/1
Despite environmental damage and protests causing many mining companies to leave the Philippines in the 1980s, the Philippines-based Lepanto Mining is continuing its highly controversial operations in Mankayan in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
What is more, some transnational mining corporations are making deals with the administration of President Gloria Arroyo to get in on the schemes. The latest of these, and one whose recent gold-mining operations have been causing irrevocable damage to the environment, is the Australian mining company Royalco.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editori ... 03443093/1