Duterte receives criticisms from Korean presidential candidate
President Rodrigo Duterte has been criticized by Moon Jae-in, who is the leading presidential hopeful in Korea under the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK).
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He criticized Duterte for the inaction on the kidnapping and murder of a Korean businessman by police officers.
Moon called it “diplomatic disrespect.”
This followed after Duterte expressed his continued support for the police chief Ronaldo ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa despite the policemen among the ranks killed the Korean businessman within the Philippine National Headquarters.
“An innocent Korean was killed in the Philippines again. It’s quite a shock that this time incumbent police officers were involved and the murder was committed within the police headquarters,” Moon said.
Furthermore, Moon ‘sternly requests’ the Philippine government to take responsible measures to address the problem.
He also called on to the Korean government to actively deal with the issue.
“With such a serious issue happening, acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are not bringing it up. They are giving up the state’s duty which should prioritize protecting its people.”
Meanwhile, the Philippine government through presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella has offered their apology and condolences to Jee Ick-joo’s family.
“We apologize to the South Korean government and people for this irreparable loss. We commit the full force of the law to ensure that justice is served and not delayed. To the Korean people, please accept our sincerest and deepest regrets.”
Jee Ick-joo was abducted from his home in October during a fake drug raid, and he was then taken to the police headquarters only to be strangled to death. He was then cremated and the involved incumbent police officers demanded ransom from Jee’s family, without telling them that Jee was already dead.
Meanwhile, the Korean National Police Agency Commissioner General Lee Chul-sung has sent dela Rosa a letter, requesting him to do a swift and fair investigation of the case, to sternly punish the people involved, and to continue the efforts to prevent crimes targeting Korean people living in the Philippines.
Source: Korean Times
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