Date: Nov 12, 2015
By: Tsen Wei-chen, Wang Yu-chung and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporters, with staff writer
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was apparently drunk and made a number of gaffes at a banquet after his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) in Singapore on Saturday last week, TV footage showed.
“Ah, a Jiangxi man. Our family lived in Jiangxi for 1,100 years” (哎呀，江西的，我們家在江西住過一千一百年), Ma said to a Chinese well-wisher surnamed Hsiung (熊) from China’s Jiangxi Province, a clip aired on Tuesday by a political talk show on SET-TV showed.
When asked for comment on Tuesday, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), who has a reputation for having a high tolerance to alcohol, said that Ma knows how to hold his liquor, adding: “I am a little bit behind [in keeping up with] him.”
An unnamed KMT source said that what Ma meant by “our family” was “the Ma clan,” which the president has given “very detailed” accounts of in the past. [FULL STORY]