Korean businessmen call for ‘comprehensive’ probe on Jee slay
The Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines has called for a comprehensive investigation on the kidnapping and murder of a former Hanjin executive by Filipino policemen.
“We request upon the Philippine authorities to comprehensively conduct proper investigation to find all those involved and responsible for this heinous crime that must be brought to justice,” the chamber said in a statement.
The group said they “strongly condemn any kind of violence and unjust treatment” against Korean businessmen and the 120,000 Koreans living in the Philippines.
The chamber said its members were “very shocked and sadden(ed)” by the death of Jee Ickjoo, who was abducted and killed in October last year.
It pointed out that South Korea respects and “strongly protect(s)” the welfare of overseas Filipino workers there.
“We expect and hope that the Philippine authorities doubled efforts to prevent this kind of incident to happen again and to assure the safety and welfare of Koreans here in the Philippines,” the group said. CDG
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