posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 08:02 PM
In the relatively young republic of South Korea, a battle over the president's impeachment is raising quite a stir. The president is being impeached
over an alleged elections law violation.
S. Korea Lawmakers Fight for Podium
Poll results will decide my fate: Roh (The Korea Herald)
President Roh Moo-hyun played another political wild card yesterday, suggesting he would step down if the pro-government Uri Party failed to
acquire due support from voters in the next month's general elections." The Korea Herald
The opposition parties say they have enough votes to pass the impeachment bill. This has caused loyal party members to prevent the opposing party from
voting on the impeachment bill by physically not allowing the opposition to take the podium, thus not allowing the vote to be taken.
Although, President Roh Moo-hyun, has admitted to being involved in "unfair lobbying", he still refuses to apologize. The Korean President has also
said he may resign if party members supporting him, do not fare well in the upcoming election.
Amid this political mess, there is a larger fall-out occurring. In the manufacturing sector, the ex-head of the Daewoo Engineering and Construction
Company, Nam Sang-kook, is missing, and has allegedly committed suicide after President Roh Moo-hyun admitted he may have broken election laws.
On a personal note, I feel this impeachment fury has shown that there are some ignorant souls out. Still supporting the president after commiting
unlawful acts, with signs like, "Impeach Parliament".
Sad indeed that they wish to only have a President, with no Parliament. Where physical fights break out to prevent the impeachment of the President
occur, and the minority trying to prevent the enforcement the law.
I pray for the Korean Republic to survive, and remain a beacon of freedom in Asia.
[Edited on 11-3-2004 by Nerdling]