Let's try to put things into perspective.
I have live with me Ryan Song, Professor of Law at Kyung Hee University.
Professor Song, South Korea's top prosecutor resigned largely in what's seen as a protest against President Moon Jae-in's policy to strip the office of investigative powers.
While he isn't the first South Korean president to attempt to tackle prosecution reform, President Moon quickly made it a key part of his political agenda after taking office.
First of all, walk us through this administration's continuous efforts to push through its prosecution reform, trying to decide on how to handle reform of the Supreme Prosecutor's Office over the last four years?
Why does this government believe it's necessary? How does South Korea's system differ from that of other comparable countries?
Yoon Seok-youl was handpicked by President Moon in 2019, with a mandate to make good on the president's pledges to clean up government and go after the most powerful.
Less than two years later, what happened?
Many believe the top prosecutor's resignation today could impact the country's presidential election in about a year's time. Do you agree with that? Why?
Ryan Song, Professor of Law at Kyung Hee University. Many thanks for your expertise. Thank you.