In America everyone else is responsible for corruption, in Korea, leadership resigns. Naturally, somewhere in the middle is righteousness. Still, one has to admire Mr. Hong-won.
Or if it was known that the ox tended to thrust in time past, and its owner has not kept it confined, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall be his own. (Exodus 21:36)
Chung Hong-won said: “As I saw grieving families suffering with the pain of losing their loved ones and the sadness and resentment of the public, I thought I should take all responsibility as prime minister.
“There have been so many varieties of irregularities that have continued in every corner of our society and practices that have gone wrong.
“I hope these deep-rooted evils get corrected this time and this kind of accident never happens again.”
A total of 115 passengers remain missing after the Sewol ferry sank on a trip from the port on Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju on April 16.