By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The future of Taiwan is a decision to be made by its people rather than
external forces, Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday.
Her comments came in response to President Ma Ying-jeou’s National Day speech in which he said the status quo is nothing without the so-called “1992 Consensus.”
“Only the people can decide on which direction the future government should take,” she said during an autumn festival gathering hosted by the Taipei city government, adding that Ma has distanced himself from the wishes of the people as a result of his closed-door policies.
Tsai also pointed out that majority of the public have long expressed their dissatisfaction over Ma’s seven years of administration, as shown in various opinion polls conducted by the nation’s public agencies. [FULL STORY]