This October, a national measure committee will be established to find out a reason of someone's mysterious death. 37 years ago, a man died while he was descending a mountain. According to the press, the man was killed in a fall. However, his remains that were open to the public on August 1st tell us something different. So, who was thisman and what happened to him? Why is this incident continuously on everyone's lips?
The 1970s were quite different from today. President Park Jung-hee adopted the system of Revitalizing Reforms during the time.
Park jung-hee modified many systems for the reason that we, South korea, needed our own democracy. However, this modification allowed Park Jung-hee to have a prolonged autocracy.
At that time, Jang Jun-ha was called president from outside the governmnet. He was an independent activist who tried hard to achieve true democracy and peace. Then, all of a sudden, he died leaving nothing but a mysterious clue.
Descending a mountain is more dangerous than climbing a mountain, so falling is not so strange. However, the mysterious thing is that he didn't have any bruises or contusions.(There is news that he had scar at left ear. However, that isn't sure) He only had a bone fracture on the right head and the right butt. According to the experts, considering his age, this event is a very minor happening. Also, a foreign expert who has no specific information about the incident advised that they should find out what his state was like before he died. He said that Jang Jun-ha might have been in an unconscious state. Moreover, Kim Young-hwan who only saw Jang's death changed his statement. To sum it up, there are enough unsolved clues that this investigation should be re-examined.
In the end it was reinvestigated. Despite the reinvestigation, many mysterious clues could not be solved. Also, recently the ruling party and opposition party argue about this problem. The opposition party claims we need to know what the truth is. However, the ruling party claims that the incident happened a long time ago and was reinvestigated at least twice. Also Park Geun-hye said that we, politicians, don't have time to argue about past incidents.
In fact, considering presidential election, this arguing may target someone specifically such as Park Geun-hye, who is Park Jung-hee's daughter. So people who advocate the ruling party insist that the opposition party use the incident for a political purpose. However, when the Grand National Party (now Senuri Party) had an election for president candidate coming up, Park Geun-hye met Jang Jun-ha's wife to console. Indeed this situation may have contradictions.
TV presenters at any programs ask the question of "Do you think that Park Geun-hye has to redeem her father's pledge for the truth?" Then Jang Ho-kwon, Jang Jun-ha's oldest son, always answers, "I don't know what the truth is. If Park Jung-hee was related to my father's death, I think Park Geun-hye doesn't have to take responsibility for the truth. Also she can't take responsibility just because she is the daughter of Park Jung-hee.” Of course, it is ridiculous to say the implicative system. However, it is true to have doubts about her. History is like a mirror that shows the present. Past makes present, and it makes future. So talking about the past is needed to make a better society than past. Before time goes away, we will have to try to find out the truth. It is of utmost importance since Jang Jun-ha is someone's father and a pro-democracy activist who made our society better.
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