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Bowing to typhoon anger, Taiwan leader says sorry

LIUKUEI, Taiwan (AFP) – Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou bowed to public anger Saturday, apologising for his government's slow response to Typhoon Morakot, which devastated central and southern parts of the island. Ma spoke at the end of a week in which his administration faced mounting criticism for failing to recognise in time the magnitude of the crisis as mudslides cut off hundreds of villages, leaving them only accessible by air. “We could have done better and we could have been faster. But we weren't better and we weren't faster. Of course we are very sorry,” Ma told reporters while inspecting relief efforts in Nantou county. The official death toll rose…



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