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 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