November 30 According to South Korean media reports, on the morning of the 30th, South Korea’s Attorney General Yoon Seok-yue applied to stop the execution of the suspension of her office proposed by Law Minister Qiu Mei-ai and tried it in the Seoul Administrative Court. According to relevant court sources on the 30th, the case has not yet been concluded that whether Yin Xiyue can return to work will be announced as soon as December 1.
On November 24, South Korea’s Minister of Justice Qiu Mei-ai announced that she would suspend Attorney General Yoon Seok-yue and demanded that he be punished. This is the first time in South Korea’s history that the Attorney General has been suspended from office by the Minister of Justice.
Previously, Qiu Meiai and Yin Xiyue “fighted in the air” on the investigation and command of issues around the suspected fund fraud case of Yin Xiyue’s family in relation to the fund management company LIME, and the investigation of fraud by opposition parties and prosecutors.
After Yin Xiyue applied for “suspension of suspension of duty” on the evening of November 25, he filed an administrative lawsuit against Qiu Meiai on the 26th, demanding that she rescind the suspension order. Yin Xiyue said that the six suspensions proposed by Qiu Meiai were not true and did not give sufficient opportunities to appeal, which was illegal and improper punishment.
According to the report, it is predicted that due to the serious and controversial issues of the case, the court will make a careful decision, and the trial results will be released as soon as December 1. However, it is not ruled out that the outcome of the trial will still be difficult until December 2, before the prosecutor’s disciplinary committee against Yin Xiyue.
It is reported that after the trial, Yin Xiyue submitted an opinion to the court department to refute the claim of the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Justice previously argued that there was no point in bringing a lawsuit with only two days left before the Correctional Committee. The Ministry of Justice also asked Yin Xiyue to answer additionally. It is expected that the written “struggle” between the two sides is also one of the reasons for the “difficult labor” of the ruling.
On the other hand, according to a number of relevant parties in South Korea on the 30th, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and State Premier Ding Se-jun exchanged views on issues such as the intensification of the contradictions between Qiu Mei-ai and Yoon Se-yue when they held a regular meeting in Qingwatai on the same day.
Ding Shijun said at the meeting that Yin Xiyue’s punishment problem brought a heavy burden to the operation of state affairs, and Yin Xiyue’s inability to perform his duties was attributed to himself, so he voluntarily asked to resign. Ding Shijun also criticized the continuous collective actions within the procuratorial organ, which is an misconduct of public officials who neglect their duties regardless of the reason.
The report pointed out that although Ding Shijun did not directly talk about Qiu Meiai’s whereabouts, the analysis believes that the speech of “posing a burden on the operation of the national government” means that the matter should be concluded, and Qiu Meiai also needs to leave.
It is not clear what position Moon Jae-in has on this. However, it is reported that he said at the meeting that he was very distressed about this issue and reached a consensus with Ding Shijun that the intensification of the contradictions in the legal inspection will impose a heavy burden on the operation of the state government.