Opposition, Park Min-sik’s entry into the Syngman Rhee Memorial Hall… Park “Confirmation of historical reconciliation” (Comprehensive 2 reports) :: Sympathetic media Newsis news agency ::

野 “Lee 4/19 Emergency Martial Law, Constitutional Disruption and Civil War”

Park “There is a lesson… The leading role of 4/19 is also ‘re-evaluated'”

Morality verification, such as the Lawyer’s Act and the courtesy of all officers

Park “I don’t think about politics”… No mention of candidacy


[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Jeon Jin-hwan = Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Park Min-sik is answering questions from lawmakers at a personnel hearing held at the National Assembly’s Political Affairs Committee in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the 22nd. 2023.05.22. [email protected]

[서울=뉴시스] Correspondent Lee Jae-woo, Kim Seung-min, Ha Ji-hyun, and Shin Jae-hyun = On the 22nd, the opposition started to verify the historical view and morality of candidate Park Min-sik for the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In the former, the promotion of the construction of the former President Syngman Rhee Memorial Hall and awareness of the ‘Democratization Merit Act’ were the main issues, while in the latter, the controversy over ‘preservation for former officers’ and violation of the Attorney-at-Law Act, and the possibility of running for the general election in 2024 were mentioned. Candidate Park said of the former President Lee Memorial Hall, “I have a clear personal conviction.”

The National Assembly’s political affairs committee held a confirmation hearing for Candidate Park at the National Assembly that day. Until the previous day, the notice of verification was weighted on the verification of morality, such as suspicion of violation of the Attorney Law during his tenure as a member of the Legislation and Judiciary Committee. The opposition actually urged the withdrawal of the former President Lee Memorial Hall, and Candidate Park did not accept it.

Previously, Candidate Park attended the ceremony commemorating former President Lee on March 26 and said, “The historical fact that the cornerstone of a free Republic of Korea was laid is not enough to be ‘Gongpalgwai’ rather than ‘Gongchigwasam’.” President Yoon Seok-yeol is also known to have taken an active stance on the evaluation of former President Lee’s ‘ball’ side, such as mentioning former President Lee’s 1954 speech in a speech to the US Congress last April.

野 “Syungman Rhee, civil war due to illegal martial law” Minsik Park “People’s evaluation is also important”

Progressive Party lawmaker Kang Seong-hee said, “On April 19, 1960 (former President Lee) declared martial law at 13 o’clock and another emergency martial law at 17 o’clock. On that day, 104 (Seoul) citizens died.” It is an illegal emergency martial law that is not based on the constitution and laws, it is a violation of the constitution and is a civil war.”

Kang Byung-won, a member of the Democratic Party, also said, “Former President Lee has introduced the ROK-US alliance, land reform, and compulsory education, but he disbanded the special anti-people committee due to pro-Japanese issues, ordered the massacre of civilians in the Jeju 4/3 incident, amended the constitution by excerpts and rounds off, and The dictator who was ousted by the national revolution, which is also listed in the preamble to the Constitution due to the fraudulent election on the 15th,” he set the day.

In response, Candidate Park said, “It is not that there is no fruit, but there are merits and demerits, and there are light and shadow. Opinions may differ on whether the light is large or the shadow is large, but rather, I am convinced that such a project can be a scene where mutual tolerance and history are reconciled. I do,” he replied.

Candidate Park said, “I saw that many of the key players in the April 19th have recently said that former President Lee should be evaluated properly,” adding, “In the end, how the people evaluate former President Lee (is important).”

The Democratic Party also pointed out that it is not clear whether the memorial project for former President Lee will be conducted as a former president or as a man of national merit. If it is a former president, it means that it is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, not the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.

In response, Candidate Park replied, “Former President Lee was the first president and the same person who received the National Order of Merit.” .

The power of the people insisted that the merits and demerits of former President Lee should be considered, but the merits should be respected. At the same time, he heard the case of Governor Kim Won-bong, who participated in the establishment of the North Korean government while devoting himself to the independence movement, such as serving as the leader of the heroic army.

Rep. Kim Hee-gon said, “There is no opposition and opposition in veterans, and there is no room for ideology to intervene and should not.” Is it something you deserve?” he asked.

When Candidate Park answered by dividing former President Lee, former Captain Baek, and Governor Kim Won-bong, Rep. Kim said, “All three are precious people who made Korea possible.” Please think about whether your deeds should be buried.”

野 “Park Jong-cheol is not a man of merit… Promoting the Man of Merit Act” Park “There must be social efforts”

Kim Jong-min, a member of the Democratic Party, said, “The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs always says that a national and social consensus is needed over the Democratic Meritorious Service Act.” he explained.

He continued, “Even with the amendment, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs gives the same answer that social consensus is necessary.”

Candidate Park said, “It is not a unified bill for all Koreans to recognize, like the 5/18 Merit Bill,” and pointed out that “whether the majority of people mentioned in the Merit Bill fall under the merits (issue).” .

In response, Rep. Kim said, “It is national merit that has contributed to protecting and creating the national identity.” did.

Jang Nam-soo, chairman of the Democratic Bereaved Families Association, who attended as a witness that day, said, “There is no legal definition of those who died or were injured for the democratization movement in authoritarian regimes in the past as ‘related persons. I want you to do it,” he said.


[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Jeon Jin-hwan = Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Park Min-sik is taking the oath at a confirmation hearing held at the National Assembly’s Political Affairs Committee in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the 22nd. 2023.05.22. [email protected]

Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Seong-joo said, “Park Jong-cheol is not a man of national merit, but whether or not Park Jong-cheol has contributed to democratization.” I hope you will have the will to push for the law to recognize you as a person of merit.”

Candidate Park said, “It is not easy now to categorize the nature of various democratization and the scope of the movement into one, and efforts must be made to expand social consensus by looking at their achievements one by one. I received the award, so it is still not easy to do everything as a meritorious person, but I am honest.”

In response, Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Jong-min said, “This is not true at all.” The current content of the subcommittee is to create specific deliberation standards and procedures.”

No, Raises Suspicion of Violation of the Attorney-at-Law Act and Calls for Non-running in the General Election

The Democratic Party raised morality issues such as the suspicion of concurrently working as a lawyer while Candidate Park was a member of the National Assembly and the ‘preservation of former officers’. He also urged that Candidate Park not run in the 2024 general election.

Democratic Party lawmaker Park Yong-jin said, “The candidate resigned as a prosecutor in September 2006 and immediately opened a personal law office. I paid 10,000 won,” he emphasized.

Candidate Park replied that the ‘acceptance of 16 cases’ that came up at the hearing was not an actual case. Concerning the authenticity of Candidate Park’s remarks, there was also a gossip between Rep. Park Yong-jin and Candidate Park.

Candidate Park emphasized, “Looking at the case, all but one person are civil cases, but I have never done a civil case since I was born.” After checking on the website, it was confirmed that he took a leave of absence as a lawyer on September 1, 2008.”

Candidate Park, however, lowered his stance, saying, “I think the points are correct in many ways from the public’s point of view.

Democratic Party lawmaker Yoon Young-deok said, “I will run for the general election next year. To run for the general election, I have to resign 90 days before, so I will serve as the first minister for only six months.” insisted.

Candidate Park emphasized sincerity, saying, “I wake up at around 4 am for a year until I go to bed. I really feel a sense of mission. I haven’t had time to think about anything political.” He did not take the position of not running for the general election.

Regarding the suspicion of ‘running for the Seongnam Bundang-gap National Assembly – Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs traffic control’ raised by Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Han-gyu, Candidate Park said, “At the time, he did not know Candidate Cheol-soo Ahn at all, and the style of the president-elect, who is in charge of personnel affairs, is not a person who adjusts things shrewdly.” dismissed

Baek Hye-ryeon, chairman of the Democratic Party’s political affairs committee, said, “I didn’t answer until the end, so I’m asking. Are you going to run for the general election or not?” It becomes politically embroiled in. I think it is too much of a waste for the country.

However, Candidate Park said, “I have thought enough about the chairman’s concerns and that part.” And I’m only thinking about settling down.”

In his closing remarks, Candidate Park pledged, “If I become the Minister of Veterans Affairs, I will do my best to successfully launch the Ministry of Veterans Affairs and produce tangible results.”

Chairman Baek declared a retreat at 10:36. He said, “Regarding the adoption of the report on the progress of the personnel hearing, I will inform you of the date of the meeting with the (opposition and opposition) secretaries.” Candidate Park is also repeatedly asked to submit data before adoption of the report.

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