CTI, pro-KMT to the core, did a story yesterday on Ma once again making his bizarre jokes that are unfunny to their listeners, in this case Morakot refugees. This "Ma-style" joke, the news station announces, has him saying that government workers are not as good as private workers. At about 1:10 he begins:
"These houses were provided by [the Buddhist charitable foundation] Tz Chi. The ... agricultural products by the side of the road were donated by Hon Hai. What is the government doing? Sometimes private organizations are more effective than the government. Because private organizations don't have to follow the government purchasing rules, this regulation, that regulation, government workers also are afraid of making mistakes involving benefits to others. Private organizations don't have these considerations, so they are more effective."In an earlier event depicted in the video (thanks to maddog & commenter for the correction), a woman stood up and started to discuss something with him. Then he said, apparently thinking he was funny: "Let me finish speaking and then I'll save you."
As the announcer said, it's a Ma style joke.
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