By Shih Hsiao-kuang and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writerThe Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday lampooned President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) ahead of the second anniversary of her inauguration, saying that her administration has failed to deliver on campaign promises on livelihood issues. Tsai should sincerely apologize to the Taiwanese when she makes her anniversary speech on Sunday, KMT spokesman Huang Chien-hao (黃健豪) told a news conference at the KMT’s headquarters in Taipei. Tsai vowed to create a transparent government and has criticized former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) for ignoring the will of the people, but her government has built bigger barriers against protestors than any other administration, Huang said. When the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was in opposition, Tsai promised to not hike electricity rates for 10 years, while the DPP blasted the KMT for raising the price of electricity and gas, he said. It also resisted the KMT’s proposal to allow US pork imports, but the Tsai administration has also reversed its position on that issue, Huang said.
Source: Taipei Times May 16, 2018 15:56 UTC