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Cheong Wa Dae Says Registration Case Is UNDP Matter

Posted September. 19, 2007 08:02,   


An official from United New Democratic Party (UNDP) confirmed on September 18 that, “The registration of President Roh on the list of Electoral College voters for the UNDP’s primary election was not made through a Cheong Wa Dae Internet Protocol (IP) address. We are waiting for a response from Internet providers as to where the IP is located, though we have identified it internally. Cheong Wa Dae has unofficially said that the IP address is not theirs as well.

The official also said, “We also identified that the registration was not made by public offices nor did several registrations happen at one time. The location is neither Jongno nor Yeongdeungpo in Seoul” (The government complex is located in Jongno and National Assembly building and most political campaigns are headquartered in Yeongdeungpo).

In the meantime, the Presidential Office said that the recent event is a matter for the UNDP and needs the party’s scrutiny.

Presidential spokesperson Cheon Ho-seon said that, “Cheong Wa Dae does not have to work on the issue at this time when a party investigation is underway. The presidential office does not have any plans to launch our own investigation.”

What benefits could have been gained by registering the president as a UNDP Electoral College voter under his name?

Chief presidential secretary Moon Jae-in also tried to clear up speculation by saying that, “The UNDP is investigating the case comprehensively by visiting internet cafes in search of the server in question.”

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