[Letters] Opposition for its own sake
Regarding your article (“Prudent policy, please” Oct. 21), I also worry that the Lee administration’s projects are imprudent and against the public opinion. First of all, for the country’s future achievements, there is no doubt that the government needs to survey public opinion. According to an opinion poll, 66.6 percent of Koreans offer strong opposition to the four major rivers reconstruction plan. So policy makers have to be aware of the necessity for persuasion with reasonable and understandable data. In addition, lawmakers have to stop opposition merely for the sake of opposition. They should know that it’s useless.
We can see many former leaders and their administrations try to reject several projects even though those were worth doing. In the last administration, the opposition party rejected the school bill. However when they became the ruling party, they started to support the bill.
Sometimes the incumbent administration needs to follow the former governments’ plan if it is valuable. Mia,firstname.lastname@example.org
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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