Taiwan’s Ma shows his more humorous side in farewell video

(From AFP)

Slammed by critics for his lack of charisma, Taiwan’s unpopular outgoing president Ma Ying-jeou has released an unlikely comedy farewell video which has gone viral with more than five million views.

Ma Ying-jeou

Ma Ying-jeou

Ma has seen support plummet since he took power in 2008 with the public deserting him over his Beijing-friendly policies.

His fall from grace is widely seen as compounded by a lack of ability to connect with ordinary voters.

But in a last-ditch attempt to show his more humorous side, he released a playful video on his official Facebook page as he prepares to hand over the presidency Friday to his opposition rival Tsai Ing-wen.

The tongue-in-cheek video garnered a rare surge of positive feedback as he chided himself over his nickname “deer antlers”. Read More



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