Sunday, November 28

Blue House has no plan to pay condolences to Chun Doo-hwan… “Sorry for not revealing the historical truth”

Cheong Wa Dae spokeswoman Park Kyung-mi held a briefing on the death of Chun Doo-hwan in the Chunchugwan briefing room on the 23rd and revealed that there is no plan to harmonize condolences. yunhap news

President Moon Jae-in has decided not to pay tribute to the death of Chun Doo-hwan, the main culprit of the civil war and bloody suppression of the Gwangju pro-democracy movement. The Blue House also said that there would be no government-level funeral support, such as announcing that the bereaved family had decided to hold a funeral for their family. On the afternoon of the 23rd, Blue House spokeswoman Park Kyung-mi said, “I pray for the recovery of former President Chun Doo-hwan and offer my condolences to the bereaved family. There is no plan for condolences and harmony at the Blue House level,” he said. The Blue House’s decision not to pay condolences and reconciliation seems to have taken into account the fact that Chun did not reflect on the past, such as not responding to the collection of fines and damaging the honor of the late Father Jovio through his memoirs in 2017. There was also a strong internal atmosphere that no respect could be given to the former president, who was sentenced to death for the crimes of civil rebellion and military rebellion. A key official at the Blue House said, “The briefing contains the will of the president.” “I was sorry that former President Chun Doo-hwan did not cooperate with the investigation into the 5/18 truth and there was no sincere apology, so please pay attention to that.” The official also said, “I understand that the family has decided to hold a funeral service,” and drew a line on government-level funeral support. He said, “I think it would be the procedure to give a definitive answer after confirmation, but I don’t think there will be (funeral support) at the moment.” Earlier, after the Blue House decided on the head of state when Roh Tae-woo died in October, Lee Cheol-hee, senior presidential secretary for political affairs, said, “In the case of former President Chun Doo-hwan, I don’t think the head of state or the burial of a national cemetery is worth thinking about.” The Blue House made this statement at 4:30 pm on the same day in a three-sentence briefing, “President Chun Doo-hwan’s death related spokesperson briefing.” It is reported that President Moon held a summit meeting with President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica on a state visit to South Korea on the morning of the same day and held a staff meeting at 2:30 pm to discuss such a direction. A key official of the Blue House said, “When former President Roh Tae-woo died, there was a clear difference in my ‘memorial-related spokesperson’s briefing’.” At the time of Roh Tae-woo’s death, President Moon sent condolences to President Roh’s chief of staff Yoo Young-min and senior political affairs chief Lee Cheol-hee, saying, “There were achievements such as the implementation of the Northern Policy and adoption of the basic agreement between the two Koreas.” On this day, the family of Chun Doo-hwan also announced that he would wear cremation, so it is unlikely that there will be a separate controversy over the head of the state or Jangji. Min Jeong-gi, a former Blue House press secretary, a close aide to the Jeon family, said in front of the Jeon family’s home in Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, “(Former President Chun Doo-hwan) told me to cremate when I die and just sprinkle it on. The family decided to do it according to the will.” Reporter Lee Wan [email protected]

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