Complaints flood Taipei mayor’s Facebook after 4pm typhoon holiday

Formosa News
Date: 2018/07/10

Taiwan’s first typhoon of the year led to office closures at 4 pm today in many parts of Northern Taiwan. After the fact, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s Facebook page was attacked by complaints that 4pm was too late. Taipei mayor spoke out publicly to defend the choice of timing. He shrugged off the online complaints, saying that a 100% satisfaction rate is seen only in North Korea.

Authorities in the Taipei-Keelung metropolitan area reached a consensus on canceling work and classes after 4 p.m. today, as a precautionary measure for the incoming typhoon. As the region braced for the storm, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je personally assumed command of the emergency operations center. But even before the typhoon arrived, Mayor Ko’s Facebook page was filled with complaints. Many of the mayor’s Facebook fans said the 4 pm typhoon holiday should have let out earlier.

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