When a man who went missing two years ago while on a fishing boat off Geoje received a 300 million won reward, his birth mother, who appeared after 54 years, claimed to take the reward, causing controversy.
On the morning of the 14th, Kim Jong-sun (61) said at a press conference held at the Communication Hall of the National Assembly that his birth mother had come to get compensation after the death of his younger brother Kim Jong-an, and said that the so-called먹튀검증 “Goo Hara Act” prohibits parents from inheriting property if they did not fulfill their parenting duties. appealed to the National Assembly to pass it quickly.
Kim Jong-an died on January 23, 2021 after encountering a storm while onboard ship No. 127 of the Daeyang Lake. Later, when he received about 300 million won in compensation, including 250 million won in death insurance and 50 million won in settlement from the shipping company, his birth mother in her 80s appeared and claimed that she would take the compensation according to the civil law. Kim Jong-seon said, “Can you say that a mother is a person who abandoned her child when she was a baby and remarried and never contacted her, but then showed up after 54 years to collect compensation when her child died?” He never came to visit the three siblings and never gave them a bowl of warm rice.”
He continued, “My birth mother contacted me through the police station when my older brother died in a car accident at the age of 41 in 1999, but he did not come.” , “My birth mother returned all the 100 million won cash in my younger brother’s bank account and the house where my younger brother lived to her own,” he claimed. Currently, the birth mother has filed a lawsuit with Kim Jong-an’s bereaved family who opposes the inheritance of his property, and has won the first trial held at the Busan District Court in December last year.
Meanwhile, the Goo Hara Act is a bill that her older brother, Goo Ho-in, petitioned for legislation when her biological mother, whom she had no contact with for over 20 years after her death, suddenly appeared and demanded property. Discussions on the amendment first started in 2019, but are still pending in the National Assembly. Democratic Party lawmaker Seo Yeong-gyo, who proposed the amendment to the Civil Act, said, “The Civil Act stipulates the duty of parents to support and raise their minor children.” It goes against universal justice and humanity,” and argued that the Goo Hara Act should be dealt with as soon as possible.