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Korean bishop rips government over naval base

Catholic World News - March 09, 2012

The president of the Korean bishops’ conference is strongly criticizing South Korea’s decision to proceed with the construction of a naval base on the island of Jeju over the objections of local government officials.

“The government is acting like it hasn’t heard and going ahead with what it‘s calling a ‘national project’ but the argument that a project is justified simply because the state is carrying it out is something you would have expected in the era of totalitarianism,” said Bishop Peter Kang U-il of Cheju (Jeju). “In a democratic government, you can even stop or turn back on a national project you’ve started if there is resistance from citizens or objections from a lot of people.”

“It is essential that the naval base plan be abandoned, for the sake of Jeju residents and the whole of the Republic of Korea,” he added.

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