Tuesday, May 3, 2011
[Jeju Update] [May2]While Yang meets his 28th day prison fast, voices for the construction stop is being resonated in the National Assembly
* Image source: http://cafe.daum.net/peacekj/49kU/263
May 2, 2011
* The below is a hurried summary translation from the articles on May 2
Yang Yoon-Mo, movie critic met his 28th day prison fast as of May 3, the Gangjeong village people’s council, having statement on May 2, strongly urged the Jeju Woo Keun-Min, Jeju island governor to demand the central government for the stop of naval base construction.
The villagers criticized the May 2 remarks by Woo who said of new watershed regarding the passage of the Jjeu Special law by the National Assembly saying that, “It is to deride the Gangjeong villagers” “as if the matter on the naval base construction has been settled while the matter of the practice according to the special law is opaque in reality.”
The villagers also said so called Woo’s win-win solution is to exclude the villagers and only for the other parts of the Seogwipo area and navy at the sacrifice of Gangjeong village.
Otherwise, a large size of the truth investigation committee was composed by the headquarters of the opposition parties on May 2after a week when the five opposition parities in the Jeju island made the joint front to settle the issue on the naval base.
The committee would have the official press interview on May 4 and visit the Gangjeong village on May 6. It would also collect the Gangjeong villagers’ opinions having a public TV discussion after the site investigation. The public discussion is roughly expected to be around May 12 to 14.
Otherwise, the Creative Korea Party, Jeju Island, of which Shin Ku-Bum, the former island governor is an advisor, having its own statement on May 2, has also urged the central government stop of naval abse construction
The party claimed that the South Korean government’s policy on oceanic navy power has been in fact abolished, according to the proposed bill on the revision of the law on the defense reform’ that the Ministry of National Defense announced with its plan for the legislative of it on April 29, 2011.
The party said, “The Jeju naval base is a National business that is driven as part of the policy on the navy’s oceanic power,” and raised a question “whether there is any reason for the national security in it when there would be no cause to continuously drive for it if the policy on the navy’s oceanic power is abolished.”
The party criticized that, “if the naval base construction is forcefully continued when the policy is abolished, it is nothing but the business only for the vested rights of the navy.”
It also added that “Currently Yamg Yoon-Mo, movie critic is restrained because he has prevented forceful construction with his body and is in 27th day prison fast [as of May 2]” and “two villagers and two activists who have been indicted by the navy have expressed their will to resist to the end.”
Scenes of the village on May 2.
see also Gangjeong village people's site
Navy's construction and propaganda baners
A music in the protest site against the Jeju naval base construction
A small music concert, in the protest site against the Jeju naval base construction, Gangjeong village, May 2, 2011