Date: Sep 22, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday bowed and apologized to Taipei city councilors
for losing his temper while attending a council meeting last week.
Ko said he had already called Taipei City Council Speaker Wu Pi-chu (吳碧珠) of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) to offer his apology immediately after the incident.
“You just have to correct mistakes. I deserve the criticism I received,” Ko said.
Ko on Wednesday last week angrily pounded his desk after KMT Taipei City Councilor William Hsu (徐宏庭) accused him of being partial to former EasyCard Corp chairman Tai Chi-chuan (戴季全) and insinuated that he and Tai had a “special/sexual” relationship (特殊性關係).
EasyCard, a semi-governmental company in which the Taipei City Government is the largest shareholder, mainly issues smart stored-value cards called EasyCards that are used to pay for fares on Taipei’s MRT and bus system. [FULL STORY]