[대정부질문 첫날] From special prosecutor Kim Gun-hee rain to the small hotel, solar power… Direct collision between old and new powers everywhere

Prime Minister Han Deok-soo answers a question from Representative Seo Young-kyo of the Democratic Party of Korea at a plenary meeting held at the National Assembly on the afternoon of the 19th. [사진=연합뉴스]

From the first day of the regular questioning of the National Assembly in 2022, the powers of the old and the new have clashed head-on. The ruling party, People’s Power, and the opposition, the Democratic Party of Korea, clashed in different places. However, Prime Minister Han Deok-soo apologized to the public for the controversy surrounding the appointment of Yoon Seok-yeol’s government.

On the afternoon of the 19th, the National Assembly held a question about the government in the political field in the plenary hall. From the government side, Prime Minister Han, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon, Interior and Security Minister Lee Sang-min, and Unification Minister Kwon Young-se were present.


The Democratic Party raised suspicions of manipulation of the Deutsche Motors stock price by Kim Gun-hee, President Yun’s wife. The Democratic Party is currently proposing a special prosecutor (special prosecutor) law to investigate allegations of false career applications.


In response to a question from Democratic Party lawmaker Seo Young-kyo, who stressed the need for the special prosecution law, Prime Minister Han said, “The prosecution or investigative authorities under investigation will take care of it and review it.” be careful.” “If it becomes a crime, the prosecution will take action. Are you?” he asked.


The Democratic Party also raised its voice over the request for a state investigation into the plan to build a new guesthouse, which President Yoon had previously withdrawn. After it became known that a budget of 87.8 billion won had been budgeted for the construction of facilities similar to the Blue House hotel, the presidency office withdrew the plan to build a new small hotel.


To the additional question of whether the budget was unknown to the president, Prime Minister Han replied, “Not all top managers understand it and decide[y gyllideb].” Prime Minister Han replied, “I didn’t have time to discuss the matter with the president.”


On the other hand, People Power brought up the ‘rule theory’ of the Moon Jae-in government. In addition to the Moon Jae-in government’s non-nuclear power project (new and renewable energy business), People’s Power launched an offensive to beat the previous government with a plan to inspect the Audit and Inspection Board to check whether vaccines and masks. supply and manage them appropriately after the outbreak of COVID-19. On this day, the ruling party decided to form a special committee to investigate the facts of solar power pollution.

People’s Power Representative Seo Byung-soo reprimanded, “The 5% (sample) survey of the solar power cartel revealed that corruption worth 261.6 billion was earned. Shouldn’t the government reveal the truth?” Prime Minister Han replied, “We will arrange and investigate.”


Earlier, the government’s anti-corruption promotion team from the Office of Government Policy Coordination announced on the 13th that it was confirmed that 260 billion won from government funds had been invested in local governments and public institutions for the supply of new energy and renewable such as solar. power had been improperly exercised. In this regard, President Yoon Seok-yeol said, “It is unfortunate that he was used for the corruption of the cartel. Violations of the law will be dealt with according to the normal judicial system.”

Meanwhile, the National Assembly will continue to ask questions from the government in the areas of diplomacy, unification, and security on the 20th, the economy on the 21st, and education, society and culture on the 22nd.


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