By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Examination Yuan President Yao Chia-wen said Saturday he was not satisfied about Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je’s planned absence from a 228 commemorative service in the capital Sunday.
Thousands of Taiwanese fell victim to repression after an uprising against the Kuomintang regime of President Chiang Kai-shek in February 1947 and during the years of White Terror afterward.
The Taiwan Nation Alliance and the Taipei City Government are organizing a joint commemorative service at the 228 Memorial Park in the capital Sunday, but Ko was only planning to send one of his vice mayors to the event. The mayor himself was cycling from the far north to the most southerly point of Taiwan Saturday. [FULL STORY]