February 5 According to South Korean media reports, South Korean Premier Ding Se-kyun said in response to questions from members of parliament in a question on the 4th in the National Assembly that it is not easy to pardon Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye, two former presidents, if the citizens are not allowed to obtain the consent of the people.
Ding Shijun also said that the ideas of the people are very different from the past.
In addition, regarding issues related to constitutional amendment, Ding Shijun said that he personally supported constitutional amendment, but compared with discussing constitutional amendment, the current task of the government is to overcome the novel coronavirus epidemic, recover the economy ahead of time, and make every effort to improve people’s livelihood.
In October 2020, the Supreme Court of South Korea issued a final judgment on Lee Myung-bak’s suspected embezzlement and bribery case, and sentenced him to 17 years in prison and disqualified from bail.
On January 14, 2021, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the case of “crony interference in politics” and bribery.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on January 18 that it was not time to discuss amnesty for the two former presidents.