President Kim Calls for More Law-Abiding Society

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President Kim Calls for More Law-Abiding Society

On May Day, President Kim Dae-jung said, "Public order and justice may be brought about by attacking illegal activities, corruption, and group egoism."

On the 37th annual observance of 'Law Day,' an appellation drawing attention to law and the maintenance of those laws, Kim stated that law was the product of democracy and an important condition in economic development. He also said that the law should be a fence which protects the rights of the people and ensures safety by applying it equally.

Kim continued emphasizing that if 'illegalness' and corruption are rampant in society, there could be no hope and little, if any, development. According to the president, it would also not be possible to unite the people without law. "We should redress unlawfulness and corruption thouroughly and make ours a just and lawful society."

The president wrapped up his speech with the promise that his government would promote a 'law-abiding' campaign with the help of the Ministry of Justice to foster this spirit among the Korean people, and he asked his audience to join in participating in the campaign's success with the goal of developing a "conscientious and mature society."

by Choi Hoon

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