President Lee Myung-bak on Monday stressed the need for public participation in the government’s drive to curb electricity use as it steps up a battle against power shortages this winter.
He urged Koreans to lower thermostat settings, switch off unneeded lights and install energy-efficient appliances in their homes and offices.
“Although the government has drawn up measures to cope with the looming electricity crunch, I’d like to make an urgent request for your participation,” Lee said during his biweekly radio address.
“There are various ways to save electricity in daily life. Recently, I started wearing underwear myself after lowering the room temperature. Though it felt a bit bulky at first, now I feel very warm and comfortable.”
Yeah, I’m sure it’s a translation issue, but I couldn’t resist.
Update. Renee asks whether President Lee was formerly referred to as “Commando in Chief”.