Prosecutor General Yoon Suk-yeol said, “The free democracy, which forms the core value of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Korea, means the genuine democracy which is opposed to the dictators and totalitarianisits who cover themselves under the name of ‘democracy’ which is not real democracy.”
Speaking at an introduction meeting with newly appointed prosecutors in Seoul on Aug. 3, 2020, Yoon made the marks which Korea’s leading daily Chosun Ilbo and other Korean languge media interpreted the remarks as meaning criticisms against the ‘undemocratic state of things’ happening under the incumbent government of President Moon Jae-in.
Yoon emphasized, “Free democracy is realized through the use of the rule of the law and the law is formeds on the basis of the decision by the majority of people, which must be exercvised I a fair and justifiable manner to anyone and everyone.”
Yoon then called on the new prosecutors, “Official corruption and abuse of power through the use of the authority of government should be done away with and you should do all you can to stand firm and deal with such vices.”
Korean-language dailies and political observers in Seoul view the seemingly 'bombshell' dleclaration of Attory General Yoon as his expression of determination to stand firm against pressures brought upon him from some leaders in the incumbent government.