June 17, 2021

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Peace with North Korea trumps free speech: potential ROK presidential candidate

Lee Jae-myung doubles down on support for DPRK engagement as poll pegs him a popular choice for president

Free speech should not get in the way of peace with North Korea, Gyeonggi Province governor and potential presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung declared Friday.

“Freedom of expression ought to be respected, but it cannot be prioritized over Korean people’s lives and achieving peace [on the Korean peninsula] -- which are our constitutional values,” Lee posted to his personal Facebook page on Friday.