Rep. Ko Min-jung: “How was Yoo Woo-sung (Shim Kyung-eun)?”
Minister Han Dong-hoon: “I will not tell you my personal impressions.”
During a comprehensive policy inquiry by the Special Committee on Budget and Settlement held at the National Assembly on the 19th, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon avoided an immediate answer to a question from Democratic Party lawmaker Ko Min-jung asking about the feelings of Yoo Woo-sung, a victim of the prosecution’s ‘spying on a public official in Seoul’.
Rep. Ko mentioned the ‘Channel A incident’ to a minister and said, “When I heard the words at the time, I thought, ‘You were sad and angry, but you suppressed your emotions.’ ‘ he asked. Minister Han replied, “You suffered damage during the trial process, such as the submission of wrong evidence.”
Minister Han did not give a specific answer, saying, “I will not tell you my personal impressions,” to the additional question of a lawmaker, “How do you think (Shimkyung) would have been?” When a minister refused to answer a series of questions, Rep. Ko said, “Isn’t it an obligation to read the minds of the people as a minister of a ministry? Minister Han replied, “I will make a lot of effort in the future.”
The two also fought over the recent appointment of former prosecutor Lee Si-won, who was disciplined for submitting fabricated evidence during the Yoo’s trial, as secretary for public service discipline in the presidential office. When Rep. Ko asked, “Do you think it’s possible for a prosecutor who has been disciplined to be successful?”, Minister Han said, “I was a person who was even assaulted on my own during the prosecution’s investigation process. , I wouldn’t do that.”
The Deutsche Motors stock price manipulation case involving Kim Kun-hee also came to the fore. When Assemblyman Koh asked if he would investigate Mrs. Kim, Minister Han replied, “There are already a lot of investigations going on.
Assemblyman Koh said, “To complete the (investigation), the person concerned must be summoned,” and Minister Han said, “There are several methods of investigation.” When asked by lawmaker Ko, “what are the various methods specifically?”, Minister Han said, “It is a decision based on the contents and progress of the case. The prosecution will take appropriate action according to the law.”
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