President Moon Jae-in said, "I am very sorry to the people" about the recent issue of inadequate military service and the death of an Air Force noncommissioned officer. He also expressed his will to "make sure to correct it."
Correspondent Kwon Ran.
President Moon Jae-in mentioned the problem of poor military service and the abolition of barracks culture at the Memorial Day ceremony held at the National Cemetery in Seoul on the morning of the 6th.
[Moon Jae-president: Recent gunnae distressed catering practices and there is still some remaining antakkapgo unfair for death to birth abuses of barracks culture, and we're very sorry to hear that very Auld Dear citizens]
statement the President mentioned "barracks culture vices' recently surfaced Air Force It refers to the death of a sexual assault noncommissioned officer, and as the commander-in-chief of the military, he actually apologized.
President Moon also expressed his strong will to "make sure to correct it."
[President Moon Jae-in: We will make sure to correct not only the human rights of our soldiers, but also morale and national security.]
He added, "I believe that the military has the capacity to change and innovate according to the needs of the people."
This is the fifth time President Moon has attended the Memorial Day commemoration ceremony since his inauguration, and he has attended every year during his tenure.
Today's memorial service was held for the first time on Memorial Day by connecting the Seoul Memorial Hall, Daejeon Memorial Hall, and Busan United Nations Memorial Park via video.
For today's commemoration ceremony, the government produced a commemorative plaque made of iron fences removed from the front after the 9/19 inter-Korean military agreement.
After the memorial service, President Moon visited the burial place of the deceased noncommissioned officer, comforted the bereaved family, and promised strict measures.