Last quote by Park Geun-hye
Park Geun-hye quotes
The problems that have emerged are from projects that I thought were serving the public interest and benefiting the country. But since I failed to properly manage those around me, (everything that happened) is my large wrongdoing.
If the ruling and opposition parties discuss and come up with a plan to reduce the confusion in state affairs and ensure a safe transfer of governments, I will step down from the presidential position under that schedule and by processes stated in law.
The foundations are said to have been set up for my post-retirement but it is not true. If suspicions about such meaningful projects spread and personal attacks keep happening, it will throw cold water over the companies' pure will to contribute.
My understanding is the nature of the two foundations is that companies have agreed to set them up to support the area of culture and sports.
There is even talk that I fell into a cult or I held a shamanistic ritual at the Blue House. I am saying clearly: none of this is true.
I put too much faith in a personal relationship and didn't look carefully at what was happening. Sad thoughts trouble my sleep at night. I realize that whatever I do, it will be difficult to mend the hearts of the people, and then I feel a sense of shame and ask myself, Is this the reason I became president?
It is very miserable and regrettable that a particular individual is said to have taken profits and committed several unlawful acts, while we are working on a job in hopes of helping the national economy and people's lives.
I've already cut all the connections in my heart but from now on will completely break my private connections.
It is hard to forgive myself and sleep at night with feelings of sorrow.
I feel a huge responsibility (for the scandal) deep in my heart. It is all my fault and mistake.
Anyone found by the current investigation to have done something wrong must be held responsible for what they have done, and I am also ready to face any responsibility. If necessary, I'm determined to let prosecutors investigate me and accept an investigation by an independent counsel too.
I've reached a conclusion that we can no longer delay discussing amending the constitution, which was also my campaign promise, to break down limits we face in the big picture for the Republic of Korea's sustainable development.
Through the single-term presidency, it is difficult to maintain policy continuance, see results of policy and engage in unified foreign policy.
Lazy thinking that the government will have no choice but to help shippers if they run into problems has ended up hurting trading companies. We will not sit silently by as corporate managements who do not aggressively try to recover their businesses and wait for the government to solve everything.
North Korea is warning of additional provocations and this may bring danger of war to the Korean peninsula and various types of provocations and terrorist attacks can happen.
The patience of the international community has come to the limit.
In order for Pyongyang to take the decision to abandon its nuclear program, it is important to give it a strong unified message.
If North Korea abandons its nuclear program and chooses the path to openness, we, together with the international community, will be ready to actively support it.
North Korea's nuclear and missile threats are not imaginary threats any longer, but they're now becoming real threats. Those threats are coming closer each moment.
THAAD is a self-defensive measure we've decided to deploy to protect the lives of our people from North Korea's reckless provocations.
The North Korean regime must realize that complete isolation and self-destruction await at the end of reckless provocation.
We will cooperate with the world to make the North Korean regime abandon its reckless nuclear development and end tyranny that oppresses freedom and human rights of our brethren in the North.
North Korea ignored a warning from the international community and has committed an unacceptable provocation by launching a long-range missile after conducting the fourth nuclear test.
I'm sure that China is well aware that if such a strong will isn't followed by necessary steps, we won't be able to stop the North's fifth and sixth nuclear tests and guarantee peace and stability in the Korean peninsula. I believe the Chinese government won't allow the situation to deteriorate further.
It's not only grave provocation of our national security, but also an act that threatens our lives and future. It's also a direct challenge to world peace and stability.
So now our government has to take decisive measures against any additional provocations by North Korea and work with the international community to make sure the isolated country pays the price for its latest nuclear test.
The government must now work closely with the international community to ensure that North Korea pays the commensurate price for the latest nuclear test. We must respond decisively through measures such as strong international sanctions.
Nuclear power plants are first-class security installations that directly impact the safety of the people. A grave situation, that is unacceptable, has developed when there should have been not a trace of a lapse in a matter of national security.
I apologise to the people that so many precious lives were lost.
I should apologise for being unable to prevent the accident and for the insufficiency in taking initial action. I wonder if this apology will be able to comfort those who were hurt and ease their pain, as it breaks my heart.
I am here today to insist North Korea give up its nuclear development. If it makes the right choice, we will expand exchanges and cooperation.
If there is any provocation against South Korea and its people, there should be a strong response in initial combat without any political considerations.
North Korea should drop its nuclear weapons, missiles, provocations and threats, and become a responsible member of international society. This is the only way the North can survive.
North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket has shown how serious the reality is. I think people are calling on me to overcome this crisis wisely. I will keep my promise to the people, that I will open the Korean peninsula's new era through strong security and diplomacy, based on trust.