‘Sun-eun’ President Yoon “The Audit Office operates independently… It is not appropriate to mention”

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 President Yoon Seok-yeol answers questions from reporters at the presidential office in Yongsan, Seoul on the morning of the 4th.

▲ President Yoon Seok-yeol’s Q&A on his way to work President Yoon Seok-yeol answers questions from reporters at the presidential office in Yongsan, Seoul on the morning of the 4th.
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President Yoon Seok-yeol said on the 4th that the Board of Audit and Inspection notified former President Moon Jae-in of a written investigation into the ‘murder of a public official in the West Sea’, “As the Board of Audit and Inspection is a constitutional institution and operates independently, it is not appropriate for the President to comment on it. It seems,” he drew a line.

On the way to the Yongsan presidential office at 8:49 a.m. that day, President Yoon answered a reporter’s question, “What do you think of former President Moon’s displeasure at the Board of Audit and Inspection’s request for a written investigation?” The position was that the written investigation decision of the Board of Audit and Inspection was based on its own judgment.

However, before this question, President Yoon said, ‘From the election process, I emphasized the truth about the murder of a public official in the West Sea. In the process of finding out the truth, I was in the position that no one could be an exception or a sanctuary, but to the question of ‘I wonder what it is like now’, he answered with a counter-question, “Isn’t that a general principle?”

This appears to give strength to the ruling party’s argument, as the people’s power is putting pressure on former President Moon Jae-in, saying, “As a former president, there can be no sanctuary in judicial and auditing.”

In addition, to the question of ‘what do you think of the controversy over the tour in the state audit,’ President Yoon answered, “The president’s diplomatic activities are solely for the national interest.”

 

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Rep. Song Gap-seok (center), deputy chairperson of the Democratic Party's 'Committee for Political Repression of the Yoon Seok Passion regime', speaks before a one-man demonstration protesting the written investigation of former President Moon Jae-in in front of the Board of Audit and Inspection in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 4th.

Rep. Song Gap-seok (center), vice chairman of the Democratic Party’s “Committee against the Political Repression of the Yoon Seok Passion,” speaks before a one-man protest protesting the written investigation of former President Moon Jae-in in front of the Audit Office in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 4th.
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Earlier, it was announced on the 2nd that the Board of Audit and Inspection had notified former President Moon Jae-in of a written investigation into the murder of a public official in the West Sea on September 28. The Board of Audit and Inspection sent an e-mail to former President Moon Jae-in, who said it would deliver a written inquiry to Yangsan’s office, but was rejected, but this was also returned by the former president.

In response, the Democratic Party of Korea decided to file a complaint against the Board of Audit and Inspection for abuse of power, saying, “It is a blatant revelation that the final destination of all the uproar that has been going on since the inauguration of the current government is President Moon.”

On the other hand, in an interview with MBC Radio on the morning of the 4th, Democratic Party lawmaker Yoon Geon-young, who served as the head of the Blue House National Affairs Office, responded to the request for a written inquiry by the Board of Audit and Inspection, saying, “The President (Moon) said that the behavior of the Board of Audit and Inspection was very rude, and he will probably do it. He said a lot, but he seemed to be very restrained.”

Rep. Yoon added, “During the presidency as president, the Board of Audit and Inspection made a lot of effort for the political neutrality of the Board of Audit and Inspection, and I guess that the current Board of Audit and Inspection was acting like a hound of power.

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