「我們就努力工作吧!」柯文哲就職典禮僅花4分鐘 | ‘Let’s just keep on working,’ says Mayor Ko in 4-min. inauguration

The inauguration ceremony of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je was hosted on Dec. 25 by Vice Premier Shih Jun-ji who handed over the official mayoral seal to Ko. (NOWnews) | 台北市長柯文哲25日舉行就職典禮,由行政院副院長施俊吉負責監交。(圖/葉政勳攝,2018.12.25)

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) attended his inauguration today in a speedy handover ceremony conducted by Vice Premier Shih Jun-ji (施俊吉).

The ceremony began at 8:59 am and ended at 9:03 am, meaning that the re-elected mayor spent only 4 minutes on stage, including the inauguration speech that featured only one sentence: “Let’s just keep on working.”

Since Ko successfully sought reelection, he was handing over the job to himself and the process was quite straightforward, including the singing of the national anthem, bowing and saluting to Sun Yat-sen’s portrait, and taking the oath.

The ceremony was hosted by the vice premier who handed over the official mayoral seal to Ko. Shih barely said: “Congratulations to Mr. Ko for your reelection. I wish all (Taipei) residents happiness and sending them my best regards.”

Ko’s message was even briefer, however, ending the ceremony which barely lasted for 4 minutes with one sentence: “Let’s just keep on working.”

Even though the inauguration only took four minutes, the ceremony still cost NT$150,000 (US$4,870). Ko was shocked by the amount and reportedly inquired into the matter with his staff.

They responded that the TV broadcast was the most expansive because many people still wanted to see the mayor. Ko then suggested that it could’ve been done through live streaming on his phone too.

Translated by Nora Chang


「我們就努力工作吧!」柯文哲就職典禮僅花4分鐘
https://www.nownews.com/news/20181225/3138880/

台北市長柯文哲今(25)日舉行就職典禮,由行政院副院長施俊吉負責監交,整個典禮從上午8時59分開始,9時3分結束,過程只花了短短4分多鐘,柯文哲的致詞更為簡短,只說一句,「我們就努力工作吧。」

由於柯文哲是連任成功,等於是交接給自己,所以過程相當簡單,首先唱國歌,柯全程開口唱、向國旗及國父遺像行三鞠躬禮及進行宣誓,最後由施俊吉遞送印信。

施俊吉致詞時僅表示,「恭喜柯文哲先生當選連任,祝福台北市民幸福如意」,柯文哲更簡單,只有一句話,「我們就努力工作吧」,整個典禮只花短短4分多鐘就結束。

雖然就職典禮僅花4分鐘,不過整場花費還是花了15萬,柯文哲聞訊也表示驚訝,他之前說,他有問過幕僚為什麼這麼貴,幕僚表示,最主要是一樓的電視牆轉播,還是有不少民眾希望到場觀看柯文哲的就職典禮,柯當時只說,為什麼不用手機直播就好了。

記者邱明玉 / 台北報導