1:20 pm - 06/13/2019

“A” exposes YG’s alleged ties with police and involvement in B.I’s case

“A” has reported to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission on suspicions of YG Entertainment’s ties to the police.

On June 12, it was reported that B.I allegedly attempted to purchase illegal drugs from an individual referred to as “A” in 2016. During an initial investigation, “A” testified that they had delivered the LSD to B.I, but when questioned again, “A” changed their testimony to say that while they had discussed the possible purchase of drugs, they did not actually obtain any drugs for B.I.

The report suspected Yang Hyun Suk of having attempted to influence the testimony of “A,” but YG issued a statement saying that they only met with “A” to check their testimony about B.I.

A news article from Newsis on June 13 states that “A” anonymously submitted a document to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission about YG Entertainment covering up the case using their ties with the police on June 4. The document was submitted through lawyer Bang Jung Hyun, who previously also sent the KakaoTalk conversation data between Jung Joon Young, Seungri, and others to the Commission on behalf of a whistleblower.

The document reportedly contains information about B.I and illegal drugs, YG’s intervention with the police investigation on “A” in 2016, suspicions of ties between the police and YG, and other information on additional situations that have not been revealed yet.

A source familiar with the case stated, “As far as I know, ‘A’ decided to submit the document despite the danger of being punished [for drug use] after seeing that the suspicions of Burning Sun’s ties with the police were not clearly resolved.”

The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission will reportedly review the report through a task force team, and if they find the data credible, they will transfer the case to the police or prosecution. Traditionally, reporting to the Commission allows the whistleblower to remain anonymous and request protection.

Source: Naver via Soompi
evilcoc0nut 13th-Jun-2019 02:21 pm (UTC)
I'm getting super tired of western fans viewing drug stuff through their own lens every single damn time. It doesn't make an ounce of difference if you think drugs are cool. EA govts don't fuck around with drugs. And ppl who live there know this, which makes doing them incredibly stupid when you know the risk.

Lol and it's so pointless too. Doesn't matter how much you yell, it's still illegal there and ppl aren't gonna escape repercussions bc hurdur western ppl think it's ok. So fucking dumb.
rockerista03 13th-Jun-2019 02:51 pm (UTC)
This. Drugs are a major problem here in East Asia (both Northeast and Southeast). Yes, sexual assault and trafficking are major problems as well. But drugs are also one of our major problems and the western viewpoint on drugs just comes across colonial mentality to me as a SEAsian.
daynr 13th-Jun-2019 06:10 pm (UTC)
to be fair, drugs are a major problem in the U.S. too. It's one of the reasons there is a push to legalize some drugs.

The laws of the EA government should be respected, though, and as they say ... you do the crime, you do the time.
rockerista03 13th-Jun-2019 09:46 pm (UTC)
Context and culture, I guess? I could be wrong. I am curious tho how the US views drugs or at least the history or context of the drug problem? I’m not being sarcastic or anything, I’m legitimately curious. Because speaking from a SEAsian viewpoint, drugs have always been directly linked to Western colonisers using drugs and other things (weapons, money, “civilisation”, etc.) to make countries here subversive to their power/cripple a country. This same drug problem has been and is still linked to various other transnational crimes in Northeast and Southeast Asia like human trafficking, smuggling, sexual abuse and rape, money laundering and fraud, organised crime, etc., so this is why EA governments just don’t fuck with drugs in general. The Opium Wars of China are a prime example.

Of course I do understand the frustration over being investigated on drug charges instead of sex crimes. I’m frustrated about it as a woman as well. But I can also see why they’re being investigated over drugs instead because historically, drugs are the root causes of crimes in EA. That being said, I do hope they’re investigated for drugs and sexual assault, tax evasion, corruption and trafficking.
daynr 13th-Jun-2019 10:11 pm (UTC)
I'm not an expert on this subject, but the colonial argument seems legitimate, and we both know the side the U.S. would fall on. There is an (strong) argument in the U.S. that drugs are also used to control/diminsh/kill elements of U.S. society too.

I didn't mean to discount the colonialism element of your statement, and if I did, I apologize. I do not think that drugs are historically the root cause of trafficking/criminality, even before the Opium Wars, but they sure as shit are a huge contributing factor, have been for centuries, and the West is guilty of exploiting it (including creating the context where some Asian governments exploit it now too.)
modestgoddess79 14th-Jun-2019 12:25 am (UTC)
Thank you for providing a historical perspective. I didn’t mean to diminish the severity of drug crimes but rather like you suggest I’d hope they would investigate all of the crimes.
lil_poisonfrog 14th-Jun-2019 01:51 am (UTC)
If you want to learn more about US drug culture and our insanely fucked up justice system these are good places to start:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_drugs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drugs_in_the_United_States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opioid_epidemic_in_the_United_States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decriminalization_of_non-medical_cannabis_in_the_United_States

Personally I support full decriminalization in the US, but our history with drugs is very different from Korea's. And ultimately, if the majority of Koreans support the current laws then it's not my business to tell them how to run their country.


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