BAD TASTE:Su Jia-chyuan, who was in charge of the organizing committee, said that no event should ever turn ethnicity into a joke and he would make a formal apology
Date: Oct 12, 2016
By: Chen Yu-fu and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Aborigines yesterday protested against the host of the Double Ten National Day ceremony using a
ridiculous phrase to introduce the nation’s 16 recognized Aboriginal tribes, saying it was demeaning and made Aborigines the butt of a joke.
Host Ho Wei-lun (何偉綸) said “ Shao Tai tai da ka, A sa bu lu ge, bei xia de pao zou la” (邵太太打卡，阿薩不魯哥，被嚇得跑走啦). The term “A sa bu lu ge ” means “ill-behaved” in Hoklo (commonly known as Taiwanese).
Aboriginal groups said the incident showed the government was not serious about its commitment to lift the oppression of Aborigines
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Sufin Siluko, who is an Amis, said the act was disrespectful and went against the olive branch President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) extended toward Aborigines when she made a formal apology to them on behalf of the government in August. [FULL STORY]