Chun Doo-hwan, who trampled on democracy and bloody suppressed the people in the modern history of Korea, passed away yesterday (23rd). Although the former president passed away, the voices of resentment and disappointment for leaving without any apology were higher than mourning and mourning.
First of all, this is reporter Bae Jun-woo.
Chun Doo-hwan died yesterday at 8:45 am at his home in Yeonhui-dong.
Born in 1931, at the age of 90, Jeon suffered from Alzheimer’s and multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.
It has been 28 days since the death of former President Roh Tae-woo, a comrade in the 12/12 military coup.
[민정기/전 청와대 공보비서관 (어제) : 아침에 화장실 가다가 쓰러져 가지고요. 그냥 회복하지 못하고…]
His wife Lee Soon-ja and his sons Jae-guk and Jae-yong stayed by his side at his home in Yeonhui-dong, and accomplices in the 12/12 military coup including Jang Se-dong, former head of the safety planning department, visited his home.
Jeon’s side said that he wanted to be buried in front of North Korea as a practical will during his lifetime.
[민정기/전 청와대 공보비서관(어제) : ‘나 죽으면 화장해서 그냥 뿌려라’ 이런 말씀을 했고….]
He did not leave any remorse or apology for the historical crime of ‘5/18 bloody suppression’.
At the Sinchon Severance Hospital where the burial place of Mr. Jeon was prepared, condolences were received until 10 o’clock last night, but there were hardly any condolences from major politicians or businessmen except for the 5 public figures.
Instead, many citizens came to protest.
A citizen heard a sign at the entrance of the funeral home saying, “Those who do not reflect on their lives are not worth living”, and a civic group held a press conference and condemned ‘leaving without any apology and in despair’.