Today (7th), the National Assembly is attended by a series of figures who are said to be directly or indirectly responsible for the Itaewon disaster, such as Minister of Public Administration and Security Lee Sang-min and Commissioner Yoon Hee-geun of the National Police Agency.

Both the ruling and opposition parties are foretelling harsh investigations for responsibility for the disaster.

By Lee Dae-wook.


With the theory of responsibility toward the Minister of the Interior and Safety Lee Sang-min, the police chief and the head of Yongsan-gu, etc. getting stronger, the plenary session of the National Assembly's Administrative Safety Committee to be held today will ask questions about the current issue of the Itaewon disaster.

Lee Sang-min, Minister of the Interior and Safety, Yoon Hee-geun, Commissioner of the National Police Agency, Nam Hwa-young, acting chief of the Fire Service, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency Commissioner Kim Kwang-ho, and Yongsan-gu Commissioner Park Hee-young are in attendance.

Lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties are facing fierce scrutiny for pre- and post-action measures.

The Democratic Party is in a position to demand a state investigation if an answer is not properly received.

[Kim Gyo-heung / Democratic Party member: If you do not answer properly, our party will demand a state investigation.

It's something you can hear from the government investigation...


However, former Yongsan Police Station Chief Lee Im-jae and former head of personnel education department Ryu Mi-jin, who served as the situation manager of the Seoul Metropolitan Government on the day of the accident, will not be present.

They expressed their intention to be difficult to attend on the grounds that they are currently under investigation, but the opposition and opposition parties are in their position to adopt witnesses in accordance with the National Assembly Act.

If witnesses are accepted, former Yongsan Police Station chief Lee Im-jae and others will appear as witnesses at a plenary meeting of the National Security Council scheduled for the 16th.