Passport remains a problem until the case of the forcible repatriation of North Koreans to North Korea in November 2019 following the murder of a public official in the West Sea in September 2020. The front of the power clash between the old and the new is expanding with the inter-Korean incidents that occurred during the Moon Jae-in administration.
On the way to work on the 21st, President Yoon Seok-yeol answered a reporter’s question, ‘Are you willing to look into the case of forced repatriation of North Koreans to North Korea?’ “A lot of people were puzzled and raised a lot of problems, but it seems that (the government) is looking into it,” he said. The forced repatriation of North Koreans was the case in November 2019 in which two North Koreans who had committed murder and defected on board were deported to North Korea through Panmunjom five days after they were captured.
The ruling party also joined immediately, demanding an investigation into the facts of the forced repatriation measure. At the first meeting of the Party’s ‘Fact-Finding Task Force on the Attack of a Public Official of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries,’ Kwon Seong-dong, floor leader of the People’s Power, said, “The truth of the North Korean defector’s forcible repatriation must also be investigated.” There is no evidence that he did it.”
Here, in the case of the murder of a public official in the West Sea, the People’s Power has taken a direct aim at former President Moon Jae-in, bringing up the ‘six hours’ suspicion of Lee Dae-jun, an official of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, being captured and killed on a North Korean ship. Rep. Ha Tae-kyung, who served as the head of the task force, emphasized on the same day, “I think the Moon Jae-in administration was able to save (Mr.
The opposition and opposition parties continued to fight over the access to presidential records. In response to the Democratic Party’s insistence on the release of military special information (SI) that served as the basis for the ‘voluntarily defection’ decision, floor leader Kwon counter-proposed, “It will be easier to solve the problem if the presidential records are disclosed rather than the SI.” In response, Democratic Party Emergency Response Committee Chairman Woo Sang-ho said, “If (the ruling party) is going to fight over whether or not to disclose it, there is no reason not to do it. Is this the kind of attitude the ruling party will take?” he criticized.
However, neither the ruling and opposition parties are taking concrete action to read presidential records that require the consent of at least two-thirds of the total number of lawmakers in the National Assembly. A political official said, “It is also because the National Assembly’s standing committee, such as the National Defense Commission, has not been formed to discuss related matters, but it is because we do not know what the results will be when we read the data.”
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