A parliamentary committee has adopted a report on the outcome of its confirmation hearing for the nominee for the minister of SMEs and startups, stating that he is unfit for the post.
The Trade, Industry, Energy, SMEs and Startups Committee on Wednesday adopted the report on SME Minister nominee Park Seong-jin during a plenary session, with none of the ruling Democratic Party lawmakers participating in the adoption.
The committee stated in the report that Park is unfit for the nominated post, citing his lack of responsibility and judgment as he recommended or invited controversial figures to an academic forum.
The report also noted that it is questionable if Park could maintain religious neutrality as a Cabinet minister, citing his controversial historical perspectives regarding the country’s foundation and economic development, as well as his controversial views on science and religion.