South Korea’s opposition party legislator obstructs legislation: wear diaper speech and speak until midnight

December 10 According to a report by South Korea’s Central Daily, on December 9, a South Korean opposition party congressman used delaying tactics to obstruct legislative work.

He deliberately put on diapers and spoke alone on the rostrum of the National Assembly, insisting on the end of the National Assembly regularly at midnight, which triggered heated public discussion.

김기현 국민의힘 의원이 9일 오후 서울 여의도 국회에서 열린 본회의에서 고위공직자범죄수사처 설치 및 운영에 관한 법률 일부개정법률안(대안)에 대한 무제한 토론(필리버스터)을 하고 있다. 2020.12.09.

South Korea’s opposition party Kim Qi-hyun delivered a lengthy speech (news 1)

The congressman’s name is Kim Qi-hyun. It belongs to the “National Power Party”.

In order not to give the ruling Common Democratic Party a voice, he made a lengthy speech and specially prepared throat sprays and eye drops to protect his throat, and also wore diapers to prevent physiological problems.

It is understood that on the same day, Jin Qixuan, as the victim of “Qingwatai’s intervention in the Ulsan mayoral election incident”, he came forward to state the improperness and illegality of establishing the “Senior Public Officer Crime Investigation Office” to obstruct the adoption of the amendment to the “Senior Public Officer Crime Investigation Office”.

The so-called “Ulsan Mayor Incident” refers to the fact that during the 2018 local elections in South Korea, Tsung Wadai instructed the police to carry out a targeted investigation, which led to the failure of Kim, who participated in the election to run for Ulsan mayor at that time, and the successful election of Song Zhehao, a close confidant of President Moon Jae-in.

According to the report, South Korea’s ruling party and friendly forces hold nearly 180 seats in the National Assembly, so even if delaying tactics are used, it can only delay for more than three hours (the time limit for the end of the regular parliament) or 24 hours (180 affirmative votes are required).

But even so, the National Power Party decided to use delay tactics against three bills, including the Senior Public Officer Crime Investigation Agency Amendment and the National Intelligence Agency Act Amendment.