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Incredibly inappropriate remarks amid catastrophic flooding: The DONG-A ILBO

People Power Party (PPP) MK Kim Sung-won said, “Honestly, I wish it was raining now because it must make for a nice picture,” as he visited a traditional market in Sadang-dong on Thursday. , Dongjak-gu, an area that was flooded with muddy rainwater following a shock downpour a few days ago. Although he was on an official visit to help recover the affected area, he made such an inappropriate remark during a conversation with his colleagues. It is only a ghastly occasion to see how recklessly and recklessly this second ruling party lawmaker has behaved as he represents Dongducheon and Yeoncheon in Gyeonggi Province which have often suffered damage from the waters.

Traders, completely frustrated and mentally devastated by the flood, were busy flattening their rain-damaged goods and cleaning muddy items from the ground with a deep sigh at the time. Incredibly, Kim made a remark that no sane person could ever think of in the midst of such a dire situation. His choice of the word “honestly” only underlines his hidden intentions to take advantage of the disaster site as an opportunity to promote his commitment as a legislator.

A closer look at the controversial moment leaves us speechless. Right after Kim’s inappropriate remarks, PPP head Kwon Sung-dong rolled his eyes and muttered, “It’s better not to rain, though.” Choi Chun-sik, PPP MP for Pocheon and Gapyeong in Gyeonggi Province, replied, “Unless the Soyang Dam overflows.” Former PPP leader Na Kyung-won, currently head of the region’s party member council, even gave a lengthy welcoming speech. A shopkeeper shouted and complained that this group of politicians were getting in his way.

The most horrific downpour in 115 years left 12 dead and 7 missing and 3,800 residential and commercial buildings were severely inundated. The whole nation is saddened to learn that a family of three, including a woman with an intellectual disability, drowned in a banjiha or semi-basement house. Kim said, “Allow me to sincerely apologize,” promising to step down as the ruling party’s administrator on the National Assembly’s Special Committee on Budget and Accounts. However, he’s supposed to take it more seriously than he just made an apology. If the controversy ends with a punitive sanction of name that will not be given to him, this superficial ruse will only increase public anger even more. It is doubtful that he deserves to be part of the ruling party given how careless and thoughtless he is. This may explain why legislators are mocked for not benefiting but harming the public. There should be a high level of punishment, including the cancellation of his party membership.

Meanwhile, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has been embroiled in a work-from-home controversy amid flooding in the capital, while the presidential office has come under fire for posting news-like content. map to show the president visiting the rain-damaged banjiha dwelling. in Shinrim-dong. Worse still, President Yoon’s approval ratings have fallen to 20%, testing the administration’s risk management capabilities. Acting PPP head Joo Ho-young excused Kim’s misstep by saying, “Kim must have said so mischievously.” He’s also supposed to look back at how silly his excuse might sound.