|▲ Students have opened a press conference regarding the proposal suggested in the Students’ General Meeting.|
/Photograph by You Eun-sun
After about eight hours of long 297th meeting for the election of board of directors, 11 directors who have participated in the meeting, including Ven Ilmyun Sunim, resigned under the premise that all the students, faculty, alumni, and Buddhist monks, must stop their hunger strikes. President Han Tae-sik (Bogwang) was not included in the resigned directors. However, according to “Dongguk Promotion Committee for Future”, no director has yet resigned.
|▲ Cho Sung-woo who is elected as a next vice chairperson of GSC is tearing during the press conference.|
/Photograph by You Eun-sun
On the day of the meeting, Kim Geon-jung, the vice chairperson of the GSC, lost conscious and was taken to the emergency room at 10 A.M on his 50th day of hunger strike. Also, Chairperson Choi Jang-hoon of Student Council of Postgraduate, who announced commiting suicide when Ven Ilmyun Sunim gets re-selected as a chairman, went missing after Kim's fainting. As a press conference regarding the proposal suggested in the Students’ General Meeting, which was the request for the resignation of Ven Ilmyun Sunim and President Han Tae-sik (Bogwang), was also held in front of the Main Hall, people were giving their full attention to the result of the meeting.
After the meeting Park Hyun-sik, the leader of Law and Affairs, briefly read out the result. Accordingly, 11 directors who have participated in the meeting decided to resign. President Han Tae-sik is not included, since his tenure as a member of board of director has not started on the meeting day. Directors also declared that they will not resign when the students, faculty, alumni, professors who are undergoing hunger strikes do not stop. Also, they announced that they will proceed the resignation after the vacant seats that would occur due to the resignations get filled again.
The resigned directors are Ven Ilmyun Sunim, Ven Sungta Sunim, Ven Sambo Sunim, Ven Jihong Sunim, Ven Hosung Sunim, Ven Simkyung Sunim, Ven Misan Sunim, Lee Yeon-taek, Kim Sun-kun, Kim Ki-yu, and Choi Dae-sik, one of the three auditors who only participated.
|▲ Choi Jang-hoon, the chairperson of SCP, came back from missing to the Dongguk Ilsan hospital after the meeting.|
/Photograph by Yim Se-youn
After the meeting, Choi Jang-hoon, the chairperson of SCP who have announced committing suicide when Ven Ilmyun Sunim does not resign in the 297th board of directors meeting and went missing throughout the day, opened a press conference at 9 P.M. He apologized for his action of missing then said that his position on arguing for the resignation of President Han Tae-sik (Bogwang) is still the same.
Yet, the resignation of the eleven directors does not have any progress. Choi Jang-hoon, the chairperson of SCP, said in the open forum in relation to student’s demands on the resignation of President Han and on the actual progress for that of the eleven directors, “There has not been any progress regarding the resignation. It is possible that the directors decided to pass the item to temporarily avoid worsening of the situation.”
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