[WORD_ON_THE_WEB] 'Quadruple documents means quadruple suspicions'The confirmation hearing for prime minister nominee Han Duck-soo, originally scheduled for April 25, has been held up by opposition from the ruling Democratic Party (DP) and minor opposition Justice Party.
On April 24, the two parties claimed that Han refused to submit the necessary documents, citing privacy and business secrets. They pushed to postpone the hearing due to his lack of cooperation.
Joo Ho-young, the People Power Party (PPP) lawmaker in charge of the hearing, pushed ahead anyway, with the DP and Justice Party boycotting the session.
The PPP claims that the number of documents Han was required to turn — at 1,090 — in was unreasonable.
Former prime minister Lee Nak-yeon, who worked under president Moon, was required to submit only 319 documents.
“He’s required to submit more documents because people are more suspicious of him. He deserves criticism.”
“Quadruple documents means quadruple suspicions.”
“How does the DP expect Han to turn in documents from forty to fifty years ago? They’re doing this on purpose right before the hearing.”
“This is perverse. Is no-one in the party thinking straight?”
“I don’t mean to coddle Han, but boycotting the hearing just proves the two parties’ unfaithfulness to the people.”
“They are making a fool out of the people by boycotting the hearing.”
BY LEE SI-YEOUNG, YOO JI-WOO [email@example.com]