Taoyuan city councilor backtracks on claims Kaohsiung Mayor Han was ‘drunk every day’

Taoyuan City councilor Wang asks Kaohsiung Mayor Han’s fans to calm down after claiming he was ‘drunk every day’

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/03/06
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Councilor Wang Hao-yu (王浩宇) is backtracking on claims he

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu. (By Central News Agency)

made on a recent political commentary TV program that Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was drinking heavily on a daily basis while he was president of the Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corporation (TAPMC), after a massive backlash by Han’s supporters.

Wang alleged that when Han was the head of TAPMC, he was drunk by “noon every day,” would sleep until “three or four in the afternoon,” and that he was drunk “300 days a year,” reported Apple Daily.

Kuomintang (KMT) New Taipei City Councilor Yu Shu-hui (游淑慧) scolded Wang for making a mountain out of a molehill. Yu described Wang as being a “PTT Lord Voldemort” (PTT is a popular online forum in Taiwan).

In response to the criticism, Wang said his previous statements on Han were based on fact, but he emphasized that he just wanted to remind Han that “living this way is bad for your health.”

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