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As Ban Ki-moon Goes After S Korean Press, He Evicted Press Which Asked Of His Link to UN Bribery Case

By InnerCity Press - Thu Jan 12, 7:05 pm

By Matthew Russell Lee, Series UNITED NATIONS, January 4 — In the final days of Ban Ki-moon’s decade as UN Secretary General, covering up genocides in Sri Lanka, Burundi and Yemen and evicting the Press which asked about (t)his corruption, Inner City Press is reviewing Ban’s end, year by year. See also this Twitter Moment.Now Ban Ki-moon has brought an action against a South Korean publication which asserted improper payments to Ban: that is, bribery. In this context it is important to note that under Ban Ki-moon’s watch at the UN, there is the UN bribery Ng Lap Seng case, slated for trial later this month. And that Ban evicted from the which unlike Inner City Press was never ousted from the UN, still has a UN office despite being named as a bribery conduit by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  Inner City Press also asked Ban’s spokesman for Ban’s view of action against a Japanese journalist Mr Kato for reporting on now-impeached President Park. Ban never took a position – interested now that Ban tries to use South Korea’s anti-press legal system to promote his political campaign.   What will the defenders of press freedom say about Ban, even at this late date? Watch this site.  Beyond Ban’s nepotism at the UN – promoting his own son in law, having his brother Ki-ho drum up business in Myanmar war zones as part of a “UN delegation” and his nephew use his and the UN’s name in real estate deals – it has been reported that Ban while Secretary General accepted $30,000 in cash from a businessman….

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