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Outgoing President to move back to private apartment on May 20

President Ma Ying-jeou will move back to his apartment on Xinglong Road in Taipei on May 20 and set up an office in Taipei’s Neihu District, the Presi...

Ma to move back to private apartment May 20

President Ma Ying-jeou will move back to his apartment on Xinglong Road in Taipei on May 20 and set up an office in Taipei’s Neihu District, the Presi...

President Ma Ying-jeou will move back to his apartment on Xinglong Road in Taipei on May 20 and set up an office in Taipei’s Neihu District, the Presidential Office said Thursday, according to Taiwan’s Central News Agency.

The outgoing president will be relieved of his duties on Friday, after he hands over power to President-elect Tsai Ing-wen during the presidential inauguration ceremony the same day.

It has been rumored that Ma will move out of the presidential residence two weeks after the inauguration ceremony, inciting concerns over presidential security.

According to media reports, former President Lee Teng-hui moved out of the presidential residence one week prior to the inauguration ceremony.

The Presidential Office denied the rumor Thursday and stated Ma has been packing up his belongings and sending them back to his private Taipei flat, which was renovated last year, and will hand over the presidential residence where he has lived for the past eight years to President-elect Tsai Ing-wen this Friday.

The ceremony on May 20 has drawn a record number of dignitaries visiting Taiwan for Tsai’s inauguration. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nearly 700 dignitaries from 59 countries will attend the event. They will attend a welcoming party, the inauguration ceremony, a state banquet as well as other celebration activities during their visit, the ministry said.

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Updated : 2021-08-02 14:09 GMT+08:00