[EDITORIALS]Time to face the musicAbout 20 days have passed since the representative Choi Yeon-hee sexually harassed a female reporter. Until now, Mr. Choi has refused to speak with the media and even officials of the Grand National Party, which he formerly belonged to. Except for resigning from the party, Mr. Choi has not made any official statement. Such a reaction from Mr. Choi is not right. If he is responsible for wrongdoing, he should apologize and deliver his own explanation.
Even though he hasn’t addressed it, this incident will not be forgotten. The victim herself is determined not to let it go and women’s rights groups are aggressively moving forward on the issue. Reporters at the Dong-A Ilbo, the victim’s coworkers, filed a complaint with the prosecution against Mr. Choi yesterday.
The four opposition parties, the Grand National, Democratic, Democratic Labor and People First Parties, also presented a resolution to the National Assembly yesterday calling for Mr. Choi’s resignation.
Mr. Choi should stand up in front of the people, apologize for what he should apologize for, and resign voluntarily before he is forced to resign.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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