Worse part is the collusion with the alleged law agencies. One suspcts this Chou character is a very good supporter of certain politicians. He does have a lot of clout. With that kind of power, no surprise he wil be in business in onw way or another pretty soon. If you expect any concience from him, remember he was driving himslef and parking on a red line days after the accident. Money is his concern, at any cost.
She decried the Shilin District Prosecutors’ Office’s handling of the case, saying that because prosecutors had not informed Kang’s family before inspecting the bus wreckage, they had been denied an opportunity to prove that Kang was not at fault for the accident.
The bus, manufactured by Volvo, had a 39 passenger capacity, but had seats for up to 45 passengers, she said.
She also questioned whether the prosecutors’ office compared the weight, dimensions and brakes of the bus with buses of the same model owned by other travel agencies, accusing the office of attempting to tilt its probe in favor of the rich and powerful.
She said that Yeow Lih Transportation, whose partnership with Iris allowed drivers take passengers on more tours, threatened to sue Kang’s family if it did not settle for NT$4 million, far less than the Act for Protecting Worker from Occupational Accidents (職業災害勞工保護法) and the Consumer Protection Act (消費者保護法) stipulate.
Citing the occupational hazard act, the department said that Iris should compensate Kang’s family the equivalent of 45 times Kang’s monthly salary, and passed the ruling to the Ministry of Labor for review.
Many rumored faults with the bus, like brakes and used parts and otehr stuff, has been pushed under the rug. One thing is not to willingly damage a whole industry and the other is harming it willfully by not enforcing civilized safety standards.