Mon, Nov 01, 2010 - Page 2 News List

Su slams airport safety measures

By Ko Shu-ling  /  Staff Reporter

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taipei mayoral candidate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) yesterday likened the safety measures imposed at Taipei International Airport to those under the Martial Law era, urging the government to map out a well thought out plan, as Taipei and Tokyo resumed direct flight services.

Su said it was a good thing to shorten the distance between cities and make travel more convenient. However, it was a pity if the policy was hastily organized.

“For example, the safety measures imposed at the airport today were like those during the Martial Law era, making access difficult for ordinary people,” he said on the sidelines of a visit to his campaign office in Tienmu (天母), which held a special Halloween sale. “If the supplementary measures are not well formulated, the public will have a hard time adapting and will be inconvenienced. It will also -create a bad impression for foreign visitors.”

In addition, it was clear that the start of the new flights before this month’s elections was a “special consideration,” he added.

In response, Taipei City Government spokesperson Chao Hsin-ping (趙心屏) said she did not -understand what Su meant. If Su loved Taipei as he claimed, he should have felt happy for the resumption of the flight services rather than condemn it, Chao said.

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