Gyeonggi Disaster and Safety Headquarters Apologizes For Leak Of Information Related To Sulli’s Passing
The Gyeonggi Disaster and Safety Headquarters has issued an official apology to the public after reports about first aid efforts related to Sulli’s passing on October 14 were externally leaked.
Representatives of the Gyeonggi Disaster and Safety Headquarters held a press conference on October 17 and stated, “We wish to sincerely apologize to the public for the external leak of reports on a recent 119 (Korea’s emergency telephone number) emergency call.”
Jung Yo Ahn, who is in charge of monitoring and auditing at the department, stated, “It is very shameful and disappointing that internal information was leaked externally by firefighters, who must show model behavior as public servants and show integrity as they serve to protect the lives and property of citizens.”
He continued to explain, “The information was leaked onto social media through an employee in the process of internally sharing updated reports, and the details were then posted on well-known portal sites and blogs. We have explained to the people managing these portal sites and blogs that externally sharing such information is illegal, and have taken the necessary steps.”
He added, “We are currently in the process of investigating how the information was leaked, and once we have a firm understanding of the facts, there will be strong action taken according to the related laws,” and “We will also be going over our internal reporting system, strengthen our education program, and pursue other measures to ensure this does not happen again.”
The apology comes after a report that included details such as the time and location of Sulli’s passing was leaked to the public.
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