Accepting criticism, Ko says he made mistakes

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 06, 2015
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday responded to criticisms by former president

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, left, and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Kao Chih-peng participate in a re-enactment of a famous painting, Millet’s The Gleaners, in an event in New Taipei City’s Sanchong District yesterday.  PHOTO: Kuo Yen-hui, Taipei Times

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, left, and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Kao Chih-peng participate in a re-enactment of a famous painting, Millet’s The Gleaners, in an event in New Taipei City’s Sanchong District yesterday. PHOTO: Kuo Yen-hui, Taipei Times

Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) and former KMT Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文), saying that he has much room for improvement and that he had made “quite a lot of mistakes.”

Lien gave a speech while campaigning for KMT legislative candidate Lai Shyh-bao (賴士葆) earlier yesterday, during which he insinuated that Ko’s performance as Taipei mayor was less than optimal.

“Vote for someone with decency and integrity instead of someone you will regret voting for half a year later,” Lien said.

Citing a Chinese idiom, Lien said that it would be difficult for him to stop “jabbing” Ko’s performance once he started.

When asked about his response to Lien’s apparent criticism, Ko said: “It is not a big deal. There is no need to interpret [Lien’s remarks] with malice… It is true that I have made quite a lot of mistakes.”     [FULL  STORY]

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