Democracy and Justice Han Deok-soo’s hearing rejected… Postponed to 2pm

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On the morning of the 25th, at the appointment hearing for Prime Minister Han Deok-soo held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, the seats of Democratic Party lawmakers were vacant.  On that day, lawmakers from the Democratic Party and Justice Party boycotted the hearing, demanding that one candidate submit data.

On the morning of the 25th, at the appointment hearing for Prime Minister Han Deok-soo held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, the seats of Democratic Party lawmakers were vacant. On that day, lawmakers from the Democratic Party and Justice Party boycotted the hearing, demanding that one candidate submit data.
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As previously announced the day before, the Democratic Party of Korea and the Justice Party rejected the hearing of Prime Minister candidate Han Deok-soo. The People’s Power decided to resume the hearing at 2 pm after suspending the hearing and seeking as much cooperation as possible so that the personnel hearing could be completed by the period set by the law.

The hearing held at the main office of the National Assembly this morning began without all hearing members of the Democratic Party and Justice Party except for the Democratic Party secretary, Rep. Kang Byung-won. From the time Chairman Ho-Young Joo declared the opening of the meeting, Rep. Kang Ho-young protested, “Isn’t it necessary to consider the requests of the hearing committee members, can we do it unilaterally?” criticized and expressed his deep regret.

Failure to participate in democracy and justice… “The public should take all responsibility for the sloppy and savage hearings”

 

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Kang Byung-won, secretary of the Democratic Party of Korea, is strongly criticizing a candidate's non-cooperation in submitting data during the personnel hearings held at the National Assembly on the 25th.  On that day, the Democratic Party and Justice Party boycotted the hearing, demanding that one candidate submit data.

Kang Byung-won, secretary of the Democratic Party of Korea, is strongly criticizing a candidate’s non-cooperation in submitting data during the personnel hearings held at the National Assembly on the 25th. On that day, the Democratic Party and Justice Party boycotted the hearing, demanding that one candidate submit data.
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Rep. Kang said, “Our members asked for a real estate contract and they couldn’t find it, so I asked the Korea Real Estate Agency for the status of the sale. Do you know how the answer came?” He said. Then he said, “If there is no suspicion about real estate, you can give it to me.” But he said, “However, because of some suspicion, they say they can’t find the contract, and they don’t agree to the real estate agency? That’s why people have doubts.”

Rep. Kang pointed out that candidate Han Deok-soo did not properly respond to a request to provide evidence that he received about 2 billion won while working as an advisor at the law firm Kim & Chang. He said, “You said you did something good for the national interest, but shouldn’t you be proud of it?” He said, “I’m not asking for a history of our activities in the 1950s. Can’t you tell me it’s a secret? Were you a case broker?”

Rep. Kang said, “There are many requests for data? Because there are many suspicions. It is because there are many items to be verified. He also said, “Of the 12 hearing members, 8 members of the Democratic Party and Justice Party have requested a rescheduling of the schedule so that they can fully review and hold a hearing. All responsibility must be borne by the people,” he said and then left.

Democratic Party Assemblyman Kang Ho-won: “It’s really not right to do this. Why don’t you provide personal information? If privacy is the issue, why did you become a prime minister candidate?
Rep. Kim Mi-ae of People’s Strength: “We do not proceed alone. Please come quickly.”
Jeon Joo-hye, Rep. of People’s Power: “Take responsibility for your acting.”
Rep. Choi Hyung-doo, People’s Strength: “Let’s not grab the ankle.”

Rep. Il-jong Seong, secretary of the People’s Power, said, “We judge that candidate Han Duk-soo responded to the request for data relatively faithfully. He gave me all the data.” He added, “This time, 1,090 data requested by opposition lawmakers to a candidate was three or four times higher, considering that the number of data requested during the personnel hearings of three Prime Ministers of the Moon Jae-in government was 200 to 300,” he added. .

Assemblyman Seong said, “It’s been 40 years since the candidates’ fathers and mothers passed away, and they demand that all of the real estate transaction details of the two deceased be presented.” He also pointed out that the Democratic Party and Justice Party are making unreasonable demands. Kim & Chang also defended his activities, saying, “The employment contract can contain various trade secrets, and the contract will be kept only by the company.”

The power of the people to cooperate for approval… “Let’s make concessions to each other”

 

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Prime Minister candidate Han Deok-soo attends a personnel hearing held at the National Assembly on the morning of the 25th and sits down.

Prime Minister candidate Han Deok-soo attends a personnel hearing held at the National Assembly on the morning of the 25th and sits down.
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However, since the approval of the Democratic Party, the majority party, is required in the future approval process, Rep. Seong went to mediation, saying, “In the future, if our candidate has additional data to provide, please actively help the Democratic Party’s request.” He also said, “I even submitted the data faithfully, and the impossible is inevitable. The hearing is asking about such a process,” he said.

Chairman Ho-Young Joo also asked Candidate Deok-Soo Han, “If the Real Estate Intelligence Service says that information cannot be given because the parties do not have consent, there is a problem in our view,” or “Is there a way to force the candidate to submit (Kim & Chang’s data)?” We set out to resolve the controversy over lack of data. “If the hearings are not completed by tomorrow, the Prime Minister nominee’s hearings may be left as a bad precedent for violating the statutory deadlines set by the National Assembly Act for the first time,” he said.

The hearing of candidate Han Deok-hoo was adjourned at 10:39 am. One candidate greeted each member of the People’s Power as they left the conference hall and said, “I will work hard to present the data.”

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