Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung said on the 10th, “Even if the deviant behavior of Yoo Dong-gyu (former Seongnam Urban Development Corporation) or other employees is wrong, it is not in order to cover all the achievements with it.”
Candidate Lee, who was indicted on charges of agreeing to receive 70 billion won in exchange for providing convenience to Hwacheon Daewoo Asset Management, at a public debate held at the Korea Press Center in Jung-gu, Seoul on the morning of the same day, said, If you pretend you don’t know, you will be held responsible for corruption, and if you don’t know, you will be criticized for being incompetent and irresponsible.”
He said, “I played a role of a kind of skinny person. Wasn’t he commanding the servant to take the place of the master?” and “If you look at the overall results, I will respond to this demand that the people at the time want the power of the people and the media demanded it, and that they should emphasize the autonomy of the private sector and do not make money in the public sector. Had I done that, I wouldn’t have had this problem at all. Wouldn’t it be neat if the private sector allowed it?” he asked.
He continued, “It’s not that, even if it’s a bit complicated and difficult, we made desperate efforts to expand the public interest, and it is true that we recovered a huge amount of development profit of 550 billion won compared to Busan LCT and other businesses around it. Everything,” he emphasized.
He continued, “In the process of making the results, it is not enough for some servants and workers to be corrupted by the devil and commit corruption, but it is not enough for the overall performance of this project or any group leader who has not done this by designing the entire project for the public interest. The result (created) was the return of development profits that were not made,” he said.
In addition, he said, “I really hope that you acknowledge the fact that it was created in the midst of such a political limitation, which is blocked by institutional limitations and the power of the people by mobilizing the (Seongnam City) council. Will you make an effort to serve the public interest while accepting the It would be better if you acknowledge what you have to admit and point out the problem as a problem.”
[ⓒ 세계일보 & Segye.com, 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]
Source: 세계일보 by www.segye.com.
*The article has been translated based on the content of 세계일보 by www.segye.com. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!