June 8 (UPI) — Twelve South Korean lawmakers have been asked to leave the ruling Democratic Party, including a former activist for “comfort women,” after a local watchdog said the politicians are suspected of conducting illegal real estate transactions.
Lawmaker Yoon Mi-hyang, the former president of the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, is suspected of registering a house under third party’s name, News 1 reported.
Yoon claimed on Facebook Tuesday that the party requires all members to own no more than one unit of residential real estate per household. The house in Hamyang, in South Gyeongsang Province, was purchased in June 2017 and registered in her husband’s name, Yoon said.
Yoon alleged the house was subsequently “gifted” or given to her mother-in-law because of the one-house policy that began to be enforced in 2020. Registering her household property under her mother-in-law is…