WLFD pres­i­dent re­turns to Tai­wan af­ter visit to Nepal

The China Post - - LOCAL -

World League for Free­dom and Democ­racy (WLFD) Pres­i­dent Yao Eng-chi re­turned to Tai­wan from earth­quake-rav­aged Nepal Mon­day, say­ing “it’s good to be home.”

Yao was in the Nepalese cap­i­tal of Kathmandu for the launch of school build­ings built with funds the WLFD raised from Tai­wanese busi­ness­peo­ple around the world.

Yao said the 7.8 mag­ni­tude earth­quake that struck 77 kilo­me­ters north­west of Kathmandu — the strong­est to hit Nepal since 1934 — filled him with fear.

He de­scribed chaos at the ho­tel where he was stay­ing and at the Trib­hu­van In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

Set to leave for Tai­wan at 11:55 p.m. Satur­day, Yao said he waited for 8-9 hours on Sun­day be­fore he was able to board a flight for Tai­wan.

Yao said mem­bers of his del­e­ga­tion joked that they would think twice be­fore trav­el­ing with him again, given this and a pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence when he was in New York on Sept. 11, 2001 when the world trade cen­ter was at­tacked by ter­ror­ists.

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