Former president Moon Jae-in has rejected a request from the Audit and Inspection Board for a written investigation into the ‘murder of a public official in the West Sea’ in 2020. Former president Moon said he expressed dissatisfaction with the Board’s request Audit and Inspection for a written inquiry by phone and email, calling it “very rude”. The Democratic Party of Korea decided to file a complaint with the High Commissioner’s Office of Criminal Investigation for abuse of power, saying, “It has become clear that former President Moon is the target of political revenge led by the prosecution and the Audit and Inspection Board. .” It’s an incomprehensible reaction.
Lee Dae-jun, the first navigator of the West Sea Fisheries Management Group belonging to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, disappeared while on duty on a fishing guide vessel off Yeonpyeong Island in September 2020. At that time, the Moon Jae- government announced in that the deceased had fled North Korea voluntarily due to large gambling debts, but the bereaved family said there was no reason to defect, and demanded an investigation into the truth and the release of related information. . However, the last government did not reveal the truth, and the promise of former President Moon Jae-in, who said to the son of the deceased, “I will take care of myself so that the truth is revealed,” was not kept. In the end, after the Yun Seok-yeol government was launched, the Ministry of National Defense and the Coast Guard reversed the previous announcement, saying that the defect to North Korea had not been proven.
Given the circumstances, why is it political revenge to investigate former President Moon, who was a top government official at the time? Is it rude to carry out a written inquiry rather than a face-to-face inquiry? It is the responsibility of the state to do their best to protect even one person’s life and clarify the truth so that there is no unjust death. But what made you so busy driving them to North Korea in such a hurry? Aren’t you sorry for the grieving families who only held a ‘funeral without death’ on the 22nd, two years after their death?
The Scrutiny and Inspection Board revealed the case of sending questionnaires in the name of the Scrutiny and Inspection Board to other former presidents regarding the claims of the Democratic Party of political revenge. Former presidents Roh Tae-woo in 1993 and Kim Young-sam in 1998 received and answered questionnaires, while former Presidents Lee Myung-bak in 2017 and Park Geun-hye in 2018 refused to accept the questionnaire. I believe that it is the duty of the former president to respond openly to the investigation and resolve the public’s doubts. There is no inquiry or inquiry or sanctuary. If you frame the ‘political oppression’ and threaten with candlelight, you will face a headwind of public opinion.