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Wu refuses to apologize over trip to Hong Kong

UNCLEAR ACCOUNTWu Den-yih struggled to deliver his administrative report amid calls for an apology, and his speech was delayed by 80 minutes

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  STAFF REPORTER

“It’s no secret that [Wu] has always sought the opinions of fortune tellers when he is at a crossroads. He does this and many people in the south know about it,” Ho said.

Earlier yesterday, Wu denied again that he went to see the fortune teller in Hong Kong himself.

Meanwhile, Mainland Affairs Council Chairwoman Lai Shin-yuan (賴幸媛) dismissed the allegation made by KMT Legislator Lo Ming-tsai (羅明才) that Wu’s trip to Hong Kong was disclosed to DPP Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) by Mainland Affairs Council official Jeff Yang (楊家駿), the country’s representative to the territory.

DPP spokesman Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟) also said it was not true.

“Lo’s accusation was not true at all — it is a KMT strategy to blur the issue,” Chao said yesterday. “The controversial thing about the trip is Wu’s honesty and the crisis of confidence in the Cabinet that results. No one should try to blur the focus.”

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