The China Post
Date: November 27, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Former President Lee Teng-hui has questioned Tsai Ing-wen’s ability to push through reforms, warning that without decisive leadership she could become as unpopular as embattled South Korean leader Park Geun-hye.
“With the current chaos plaguing Taiwan’s politics, society, and economy, if the country’s leader lacks vision, or if the nation cannot see real progress, public opinion will change immediately,” Lee said at an alumni gathering at his former college on Saturday.
Despite the strongly worded remarks, Lee said he was “not criticizing” the incumbent president but rather “urging her to work harder.”
Lee warned that a failure to change course could prove disastrous for Tsai’s administration.
“The plunging popularity ratings (for Tsai) are really worrying … If she is not careful, she could become like Korea’s president.” [FULL STORY]