"Former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol is studying the overall state affairs so hard. Yoon told me that he doesn’t think he has ever studied like this in his life,'” the vernacular daily newspaper JoongAng Ilbo quoted Prof. Lee Cheol-woo of Yonsei University's Graduate School of Law as saying on June 9. Prof. Lee is one of Yoon’s best friends.
“Yoon said that he can only meet one or two people a day because he listens to them sincerely for hours. This is one of the reasons why the rumor that former Prosecutor General Yoon will join the People Power Party (PPP) is speculative,” Prof. Lee told JoongAng Ilbo.
Yoon and Prof. Lee, both of them graduated from Daegwang Elementary School and the College of Law of Seoul National University, are widely known to be the closest friends.
Rumors of former Prosecutor General Yoon's joining the People Power Party naturally circulated as he recently had a series of contacts with lawmakers of the PPP, including Chung Jin-seok, Kwon Sung-dong, Jang Je-won, and Yoon Hee-sook.
“However, it seems that they did not meet each other for any reason, but rather met without much thought,” Prof. Lee told JoongAng Ilbo.