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Lawmaker apologizes for behavior at funeral of president’s mother

  • 07 May, 2014
  • Editor

Opposition lawmaker Chen Ou-po apologized Wednesday for his behavior at the funeral of President Ma Ying-jeou’s mother.

Chen arrived at the private ceremony held Monday without an invitation. He then criticized the funeral arrangements. In his remarks Wednesday, Chen defended himself from criticism, saying he had not been disrespectful.

The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has formally apologized for Chen’s actions. The party caucus has called a meeting for Friday to discuss disciplinary measures against Chen.

While DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang told the media he approved of Chen’s apology, he said he would respect the party caucus’ decision about how Chen should be disciplined.

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