Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Won Hee-ryong said on the 26th, when opposition lawmakers demanded an apology in connection with the “change of the end of the Seoul-Yangpyeong Expressway,” which was suspected of favoring first lady Kim Kun-hee, “if you apologize, former and current representatives of the Democratic Party (Lee Hae-chan and Lee Jae-myung), who created this situation of lies and agitation, )” and refused.
On the morning of the same day, the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Committee of the National Assembly held a plenary meeting and was scheduled to receive a report from Minister Won on pending issues regarding the total cancellation of the construction of the ‘Seoul-Yangpyeong Expressway’ and ask questions about pending issues. Opposition lawmakers, however, insisted that the meeting be resumed only after Minister Won apologized for his attitude so far through his procedural remarks before questioning pending issues.
Rep. Choi In-ho, secretary of the opposition party of the National Land and Infrastructure Committee, made a statement during the proceedings, saying, “The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport took issue with posting related data on the website on the메이저놀이터 23rd, saying that all data related to the Yangpyeong Expressway project would be disclosed, and demanded an apology from Minister Won. They also did not submit the materials requested by Minister Won in clearing the suspicion.”
In response, National Land and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Kim Min-ki said to Minister Won, “In the statement of intention, there was an opinion that the minister’s apology should precede. Even though the pending issue was scheduled for the day, it was because they had not submitted much of the data until then,” he said. “After that, the data was released on the website of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. And (according to Rep. Park Sang-hyeok), the file was manipulated. Will the minister apologize?”
In response, Minister Won refused to apologize, saying, “Isn’t the pending question prepared to ask and answer such questions now? I haven’t started reporting it yet (why am I apologizing)?”
As soon as Minister Won finished answering, ‘How can I ask a minister who dismisses the opposition party’s raising of a problem as a ghost story? We have to see and talk about it.”
Chairman Kim immediately said to Minister Won, “I cannot force an apology. However, the chairman has thought that it is reasonable to presuppose an apology even when looking at it. “Do you have any intention of apologizing for your attitude?” he asked for an apology again.
In response, Minister Won said, “In conclusion, the reason why this whole situation has come so far is that on June 15, former Democratic Party representative Lee Hae-chan came with suspicion of preferential treatment and spoke at party member training, and it is because CEO Lee Jae-myeong made a TF and actually gave instructions . He refused to apologize again, saying, “I will reveal (at this place) whether or not (the opposition party’s suspicion) is a ghost story, and if you apologize, do it first with the former and current representatives of the Democratic Party, who made this situation a false agitation.”
As soon as Minister Won’s remarks were over, the members of the Land Commissioner’s Office said,