President Park Geun-hye said that she would mull over granting special pardons to some entrepreneurs on this year’s Aug. 15 National Liberation Day.
On July 16, she met with ruling Saenuri Party representative Kim Mu-sung, floor leader Won Yu-chul, and policy committee chairperson Kim Jung-hoon. At the meeting, they suggested special pardons be granted to certain entrepreneurs for economic revitalization. She answered that she would consider doing so while determining the scope of the pardon. Also, the ruling party figures suggested that crimes for livelihood be condoned on a large scale in a month.
“We are in the face of a number of reform tasks that require close cooperation among the ruling party, the government, and myself, and I am looking forward to successful collaboration for the acceleration of economic recovery,” she mentioned, adding, “We need to focus particularly on labor market reform, as we did with regards to the government employee pension reform as of late, while putting the people first throughout the course.”
The ruling party representative answered, “The party does not forget that the success of the government is our success in the end, and we will maintain our responsible stance in our endeavor for co-prosperity.”