ex. Game, Music, Video, Photography

South Korean envoy to Vietnam faces hearing on power abuse allegations

South Korean ambassador Kim Do-hyon's fate hinges on a hearing next month on allegations of abusing power and violating anti-corruption laws.

Ngày đăng: 23 tháng 9, 2021
Cập nhật: 20 tháng 1, 2023
Lượt xem: 336206566
Nguồn: vnexpress

While South Korean businesses and residents in Vietnam seem to support Kim and have expressed concern about his possible recall, media reports say he could be replaced if found guilty.

Kim, 53, is accused of treating embassy officials in an "arrogant and authoritarian manner," a practice called "gapjil" in Korean.

He is also accused of violating the Kim Young-ran Act, known as the anti-corruption law in South Korea, for allegedly receiving gifts from multiple agencies, including airline tickets, expensive phones and golf training nets in 2018.

However, he has denied the allegations, according to a report from Korean newspaper Asia Business Daily published last Wednesday

It has also reported that South Korea’s Ministry of Personnel Management (MPM) will make a decision on whether or not to punish Kim after a hearing held by the ministry in May.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs may recall him to Seoul to attend the hearing and replace him with a new ambassador to Vietnam if found guilty, the paper said.

The Korea Chamber of Business in Vietnam has issued a statement, expressing members’ concerns over the issue.

"The recall of Kim at the time he is working for the future of South Korean businesses and community in Vietnam would be unreasonable."

The statement said that while some people may disagree with Kim’s efforts, the majority of the South Korean community, including busineses feel that his steps were in the right direction.

Kim started working in the Korean foreign ministry in 1993, when he was 37. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Seoul National University and a master's degree in history from the University of Cambridge, England.

He worked for five years with Samsung Electronics, in charge of smartphone sales in Europe. From 1994 to 1997, he taught at the Korean Naval Academy. In 2005 - 2007, he was the first secretary of the Korean Embassy in Russia, and later, the ambassador of South Korea in Ukraine from 2007 to 2010.

He was appointed South Korean ambassador to Vietnam in April last year.


Tin tức liên quan

 Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh honored with global peace prize
news 21/03/2021

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh honored with global peace prize

news | 33686616

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has received the 2019 Outstanding Inner Peace award for inspiring millions around the world to seek inner peace.

Biden taps rapping Vietnam ambassador as top Asia envoy
news 16/09/2021

Biden taps rapping Vietnam ambassador as top Asia envoy

news | 317956559

The U.S. ambassador who made a splash in Vietnam by making a rap video is getting a promotion -- as the top diplomat for Asia under President Joe Biden.

VN-Index sees biggest gaining session in a month
business 13/09/2021

VN-Index sees biggest gaining session in a month

economy | 308606568

The VN-Index surged by 12.47 points, or 1.31 percent, to 956.9 points Wednesday, its strongest gaining session since November 1.

Victory well deserved, say Vietnam, Jordan coaches
sports 17/09/2021

Victory well deserved, say Vietnam, Jordan coaches

football | 321966562

Coaches of both teams said Vietnam deserved to win the match against Jordan and enter the Asian Cup quarterfinals.

 Vietnamese singer to compete at MTV Europe Music Awards
life 22/09/2021

Vietnamese singer to compete at MTV Europe Music Awards

culture | 331936574

K-ICM’s latest music video, 'Chim Quy Trong Long' (Caged Bird), will compete for ‘Best Southeast Asia Act’ at MTV EMA 2021.

 New golf projects to tee off
business 24/03/2021

New golf projects to tee off

economy | 88556631

The government has approved two golf course projects worth VND3.75 trillion ($162.3 million) in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

Vietnam to open first direct flights to Israel
news 13/09/2021

Vietnam to open first direct flights to Israel

news | 307706555

Vietnam could have its first direct flights to Israel starting next September, Walla reported Thursday.

China, Russia respond to U.S. lifting of lethal arms embargo on Vietnam
news 13/09/2021

China, Russia respond to U.S. lifting of lethal arms embargo on Vietnam

news | 304486563

The historic decision made by the U.S. to fully lift its arms sales ban on Vietnam on May 23 has drawn special attention from the world, with China and Russia some of the first to comment.

Vietnam’s motorbike sales second highest in ASEAN
business 14/09/2021

Vietnam’s motorbike sales second highest in ASEAN

data-speaks | 313406570

Though motorbike sales in Vietnam ranked second in ASEAN last year, domestic demand showed a decline against regional growth.

Chủ đề liên quan

Link Tài Trợ - Sponsored Links

Công Thức Vật Lý
Loading…