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|▲ Park Hong-geun taking off his mask Park Hong-geun, floor leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, takes off his mask to speak at a policy coordination meeting held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the 24th.|
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“The office of Minister Lee Sang-min, who is actually the suspect, could not be opened even while the Ministry of Public Administration and Security was seized and searched. This is why even the families of the victims of the Itaewon disaster distrust the investigation of the Special Investigation Headquarters.”
Park Hong-geun, the floor leader of the Minjoo Party of Korea, condemned the National Police Agency’s special investigation headquarters (special version)’s investigation into the Itaewon disaster as “cutting the tail,” stressing the need for investigations into higher ranks such as Minister of Public Administration and Security Lee Sang-min and National Police Agency Commissioner General Yoon Hee-geun. Furthermore, it warned that the special edition is also subject to government investigation.
At a policy coordination meeting held at the National Assembly building on the 24th, Won-nae Park said, “The investigation into the Itaewon disaster in the special version remains only at the tail end without touching the body.” Investigations at the top of the responsible command line are all in place,” he pointed out.
He said, “(The special edition) announced the policy of summoning and investigating the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, but key people in charge, such as Minister of Public Administration and Security Lee Sang-min and National Police Agency Commissioner General Yoon Hee-yoon, have not even come up with an investigation plan.” pinched
“Minister Lee Sang-min came out to the National Assembly Preliminary Committee and loudly shouted that there was no list of bereaved families, but it was also revealed that the Ministry of Public Administration and Security still existed. If the investigation by those responsible is neglected, there is a high possibility that this core evidence will also be destroyed.”
In addition, he emphasized, “In order to resolve national suspicion and distrust of the bereaved family, we must thoroughly investigate the living power regardless of command.”
However, it is known that there is a difference of opinion between the ruling and opposition parties as to whether the special edition is included in the target of the government investigation. Floor leader Park Hong-geun explained in front of reporters on the 23rd that since the National Police Agency is included, the special edition is also included in the government investigation.
On the other hand, Park said, regarding the government investigation into the Itaewon disaster by agreement between the ruling and opposition parties, “I believe that the people’s strength was no longer able to defy the public sentiment to ask the National Assembly to come forward to find out the truth of the national tragedy in which 158 people were sacrificed. It’s late, but even state affairs. We appreciate your participation,” he said.
He said, “The Democratic Party will work with extraordinary determination so that the wounds of the bereaved families do not deepen.
He continued, “As the Special Committee on Government Investigation begins its official activities, I think it is most important to listen to the voices of the bereaved families and reflect them in the activities of the special committee.” Please move forward quickly,” he stressed.