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MBC Derides Confidants of Lee Myung Bak Going to Ruin
| Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) of south Korea Tuesday ridiculed traitor Lee Myung Bak's confidants going to ruin owing to their involvement in various scandals.
There were heavyweights called "six-man society" which was behind the installing of the Lee "government". Its core members including Lee Sang Duk, Choe Si Jung and Pak Hui Thae are now under investigation by prosecution.
The society, which included Lee Myung Bak, was the highest decision-making body organized within the "Grand National Party" at the time of "the presidential election" in 2007.
The members of the society have propped up the regime, holding leading posts in the "government", "the National Assembly" and the ruling party since Lee came to power.
Former lawmaker Lee Sang Duk, in particular, exercised such strong power that there were phraseologies of "everything through elder brother and "senior minister."
Choe Si Jung, former chairman of the Broadcasting and Communication Committee, exercised his enormous influence over the broadcasting and communication policy, being called "boss of a large army of broadcasting and communication personnel" while Pak Hui Thae, former speaker of the "18th National Assembly", controlled the field of legislation, holding the post of representative of the ruling party.
However, all of them are going downhill after facing legal actions.
Lee Sang Duk was summoned to prosecution on July 3 and Choe Si Jung was arrested in May.
Pak Hui Thae was sentenced to a stay of execution in June owing to the distribution of enveloped money during the congress of the ruling party.
Lee's young confidants including Pak Yong Jun, former vice-minister of Knowledge-based Economy, were detained or ousted one after another. Consequently, the Lee "government's" ruling crisis is likely to further deepen with six months before its fall.
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