South Korea’s President mixes up Cambodia and Taiwan

Blue House acknowledged mistake as Moon visited Cambodia

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A Taipei landmark misidentified as a Cambodian sight on South Korea's presidential Facebook page (photo from Daehan Minguk Cheongwadae Facebook page)

A Taipei landmark misidentified as a Cambodian sight on South Korea's presidential Facebook page (photo from Daehan Minguk Cheongwadae Facebook page)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in presented Taipei City’s National Theater and Concert Hall as one of Cambodia’s top sights on his official Facebook page, reports said Thursday.

One of the trademark orange-roof buildings in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall found its way to Moon’s page in a post also featuring the national flag of Cambodia and a picture of Cambodian Premier Hun Sen, the Liberty Times reported.

The “Blue House,” South Korea’s presidential office, soon realized its mistake and removed the picture of Taiwan, but too late to avoid condemnation from netizens, the report said.

In a statement, the Blue House said it had bought the photo from a website and acknowledged it represented Taiwan, not Cambodia.

The government said some Blue House staff lacked professionalism and should pay more attention, the Liberty Times reported.