Burundi Hon. Odette Habonimana Assemblywoman National Assembly of the
Republic of Burundi
Burundi Hon. Gloriose Hakizimana Senator Senate of the Republic of
Burundi Hon. Jean Bosco Muhungu Assemblyman National Assembly of the
Republic of Burundi
Burundi Hon. Reverien Ndikuriyo President Senate of the Republic of
Burundi Hon. Anicet Niyongabo 2nd Vice President Senate of the Republic of
Burkina Faso Rev. Dr. Joseph Dayamba Pastor Holistic Development Ministry
Burkina Faso Chief Augustin Minoungou Traditional Chief Brukina Faso
Burkina Faso Mr. Amado Michel Nana Customs Controller
Burkina Faso HRM Charlemagne Rassabswende Sorgho Traditional Chief Zongrantinga
Burkina Faso Hon. Leonce Sangouan Sanon Assemblyman National Assembly of Burkina
Burkina Faso Mr. Danwere Sou National Leader FFWPU Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso Hon. Karidia Zongo-Yanogo Assemblywoman National Assembly of Burkina
Sun Myung Moon’s first wife was Choi Seon-gil.
She was the niece of Choi Seong-mo.
Choi Seon-gil’s uncle was Choi Seong-mo.
He was the brother of Choi Seon-gil’s father.
Choi Seong-mo’s wife was Lee Duk-sam.
(He married her when he was 29. She left him for Moon.).
Choi Seong-mo’s eldest daughter: Choi Soon-shil
(She was arrested for group sex in Moon’s church in July 1955.)
Choi Seong-mo’s second daughter: Choi Soon-wha
(She is the mother of Sam Park.)
Choi Seong-mo’s eldest son: Choi Soon-yeong
(He inherited the business)
Choi Seong-mo’s second son: Choi Soon-kwang
Choi Seong-mo’s third son: Choi Soon-kil
I can understand the feelings of Mr. Choi Seong-mo, who was the husband of Mrs. Lee Duk-sam. He pushed the police to investigate Teacher Moon, and he wanted to beat the Unification Church. At first I thought Mr. Choi Seong-mo hated Teacher Moon because Moon married Choi Seon-gil, who was Mr. Choi’s niece. But apparently he was indignant about the relationship between his wife and Teacher Moon. That is why he called Teacher Moon ‘the devil’.
It’s become a mess.”
Oh Yeong-choon witnessed to Lee Duk-sam in Busan. After Lee Duk-sam joined, she brought her two daughters, Choi Soon-shil and Choi Soon-wha, into the UC. Moon took the daughters to Seoul to be with him in the fall of 1953. Soon-shil went to Yonsei University and Soon-wha to Ewha Woman’s University. In 1964 Soon-wha traveled to Washington, DC, to go to university there. In 1965 Moon spent three months in DC having sex with her. He did not leave until he knew she was pregnant. Sam Park was born on January 28, 1966.
▲ Sam Park is sitting next to Hak Ja Han
지난26일 宿患으로 別世、親知및 財界重鎭등 弔客이참석한가운데 28일상오 京畿도楊州군瓦阜면月文리 선영에서 장례식이엄수됐다。
享年67세의 故人은 黄海道沙里院출신으로 지난55년釜山冷凍을 창업한이후 東亞綜合産業、新東亞火災、韓國메타놀、泰興産業、大成木材등을 설립해 新東亞그룹을 이뤘으며 統 一主體國民會議운영위원과 全経聯부회장을 歷任한 重鎮實業人이다。
유족으로는朴貞淑여사와 4男 4女가 있다。
◇ The late Mr. Choi Seong-mo
Mainichi Shimbun, June 28, 1976 (Korean Edition)
Mr. Choi Seong-mo, the President of the Shindongah Group, Passed Away in the morning of the 26th
Seong-mo Choi, the President of Shindongah Group, passed away due to a chronic ailment [liver cancer] on last 26th. The funeral service was conducted in the morning of the 28th on a family burial ground located in Wolmun-ri, Wabu-myeon, Yangju-gun, Gyeonggi-do, attended by mourners, including his friends, relatives and prominent figures in the business world.
The deceased, who passed away at the age of 67, was from Sariwon, Hwanghae-do. He founded Busan Youngdong in 1955, and then established Dongah Integrated Corporation, Shindongah Fire Insurance, Korea Methanol, Taeheung Corporation, and Daesung Lumber, which formed Shindongah Group. He was a prominent businessman who served as a committee member on the National Council for Unity, and Vice President of the Federation of Korean Industries. He is survived by his wife, Park Cheong-sook, four sons and four daughters.
▲ Park Cheong-sook
Moon “must have sexual relations with 70 virgins, 70 widows and 70 men’s wives”
Moon may have once been the center of his United Family [Unification Church / FFWPU] members’ sex lives in quite another sense, according to an unpublished paper written by Yun Ho Ye at Princeton Seminary in 1959. This Korean minister cites evidence that when Moon founded his Tong-il Kyo sect, as it is called in Korea [HSA-UWC / Unification Church], he and his followers practiced a sort of messianic pansexuality, though in secrecy. Moon was initiated into the free-love cult by a woman, aged fifty, in 1946, Deuk-eun Chong, whom he then regarded as his divine mother: Chong later confessed this after having a revelation, according to Ye, who cites published sources. According to Ye, when witnesses revealed his cult’s secret promiscuity, Moon was imprisoned on the grounds that it was destructive to the family and injurious to public morals. Imprisoned in Pyongyang [in 1946], Moon met Il Duk Kim and his wife, who also believed in promiscuity. Moon continued to dogmatize promiscuity with Chong after he was released, Ye says, and he was arrested [in 1948] and imprisoned again, this time in Heungnam [for five years]. Ye quotes from the purported confession of an early Moon follower who said that when Moon was forty “the present world will be ended through the Third World War,” though the end might be postponed six years if Moon’s goals were not realized by then, which would have been approximately 1960. “By that time,” according to the confession, “Moon becomes the Divine Father of 210 women; that is, he must have sexual relations with 70 virgins, 70 widows and 70 men’s wives. The 210 women will develop to 144,000 spiritual people. These people will be saved from the war.”
Allen Tate Wood: Moonstruck: A memoir of my life in a cult, page 170
Sam Park’s Uncle, Soon-yong Choi:
“My family has been the prey of the Unification Church.”
Park Cheong-sook 朴貞淑 – What happened to her?
Botswana Apostle Dr. Rose Kiwala Kajinga Presiding Apostle and Nurse
Institute of Health Sciences,
Botswana Hon. Sam Masunga Assemblyman National Assembly of the
Republic of Botswana
Botswana HRH George Domy Thwane Senior Chief Bakgatla Tribal Administration
Korean cult leader of The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, Hak Ja Han Moon, recently donated over $50,000 to four American organizations that serve war veterans and their families.
The Korean cult was in the country in November where Mrs Moon was supposed to address a crowd of 100 000 people at the National sports stadium in a bid to expand the wings of her cult.
The media put much pressure on the church and the political leadership and the event was snubbed even by the President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was supposed to be the guest of honour.
Sources who were in the organising team revealed to us that Moon was supposed to donate money to Zimbabwe war veterans, church institutions and other charity organisations but ended up not doing so after Zimbabweans snubbed her event.
In America, Moon donated $13,000 each at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York to the following four veteran organizations:
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Department of New York, a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
Union Cyber, a national nonprofit network for veterans that prepares men and women for careers in cybersecurity.
Headstrong, a non-profit in the NY area that offers free, and confidential treatment for post-9/11 military veterans. They provide support and services by veterans, for veterans facing mental illness, PTSD, substance abuse, etc.
Black Veterans For Social Justice, a nonprofit that assists military personnel in making a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life. They are dedicated to servicing military personnel, veterans and their families in the areas of social readjustment, housing, employment, compensation, disability, substance abuse, medical treatment, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, family intervention, prison counseling and relocation into the community, legal advocacy, discharge up-grade and redress of grievances within and outside the military.
In Zimbabwe Moon was welcomed by Minister of Defence Opah Muchinguri-Kashiri and Deputy Minister of Information Energy Mutodi.
Local Churches under the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) discouraged the Christian community against attending the highly publicized Peace and Family Festival saying they do not identify with the teachings of the movement.
President Mnangagwa and Gospel Musicians pulled out of Hak Ja Han’s Zimbabwe fiesta.
Botswana Apostle Dr. Rose Kiwala Kajinga Presiding Apostle and Nurse
Institute of Health Sciences,
Botswana Hon. Sam Masunga Assemblyman National Assembly of the
Republic of Botswana
Botswana HRH George Domy Thwane Senior Chief Bakgatla Tribal Administration
Mr. Atsuo Nakamura 中村敦夫 is top left.
▲ The group photo is of the Unification Church at the time it was founded in 1954. Sun Myung Moon is in the center of the front row, Mr. Pak is in the back row on the left. The close-up top right is also of Mr. Pak 朴正華.
週刊現代 Shūkan Gendai magazine
November 13, 1993 pages 42 to 45
Mr. Pak was interviewed by Mr. Atsuo Nakamura who once a member of the Japanese diet (parliament), a novelist and a very well-known actor in Japan.
Special report: Pikareum. This is the reality of it!!
In the Unification Church I have witnessed all about the “SEX relays” of Sun Myung Moon – Mr. Chung-hwa Pak (former aide to leader Sun Myung Moon)
Mr. Atsuo Nakamura said that the “Mass Weddings are pikareum ceremonies.” On May 31  the Unification Church said his claims were groundless and made a criminal complaint. But now in front of Mr. Nakamura is a living witness to the pikareum.
Mr. Chung-hwa Pak was himself was a practitioner of the pikareum (chiwake) sex relay. In fact, he said he was a witness to a situation where Sun Myung Moon did it with a woman.
■ Chung-hwa Pak. He is now 80 years old, born in 1913 in North Korea. Mr. Pak was an officer in the military and had to take responsibility for the crimes of his subordinates. In 1949 he was arrested and questioned, and then sent to Heungnam special labor camp in North Korea. There he met Sun Myung Moon (who at the time was known as Yong Myung Moon). He was serving a five-year prison sentence for disturbing the social order. Thereafter Mr. Pak came to know Moon and quickly became a devoted follower, pledging to be his disciple for life. He was a Unification Church founder member. Mr. Pak worked as his right-hand man, and to support the church financially, with the goal of building an ideal society. But later Moon excluded him from activities, and Mr. Pak questioned the teachings and in about 1962 became estranged from the Unification Church. In 1983 he was suddenly asked to come back to the Unification Church and to visit Japan and give a talk there as a living witness to the “impressive story of Sun Myung Moon.” However, Mr. Pak has now decided to write this book, The Tragedy of the Six Marys (published by Constant Friend Publishing / Koyu Publishing) even if doing this was for him like writing his last will and testament.
Nakamura: Up to now, in various places, I have been saying that the core of the doctrine of the Unification Church (The Family Federation / The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity) is that to cleanse the blood [from original sin], Teacher Sun Myung Myung had to have sex with the female followers. We have been saying that this is in the ritual of “pikareum.”
Mr. Nakamura remarked: On May 31 this year the Unification Church said that on the contrary such a ritual or teachings about it do not even exist, and now they will lodge a criminal complaint against me because of my groundless slander.
However, one of the leaders of the Unification Church, and a founding member, has now given a decisive testimony in this “pikareum” controversy. The words came out of the mouth of a person who was a close confidant of Sun Myung Moon. It is Chung-hwa Pak, who is in front of me today.
▲ Mr. Chung-hwa Pak gave an urgent press conference on October 26, 1993.
❖ Here is some additional information about the photo:
From left to right: Professor Myeong-hwan Tahk from Seoul (An expert on Korean new religions who has been quoted in media all around the world. He was murdered by a cult member a few months after this photograph was taken.), the Korean lady who translated, Mr. Hyo-min Eu (A founder member of the Unification Church; one of the first 36 couples “blessed” by Moon; he left the UC in the 1970s.), Mr. Chung-hwa Pak, Mr. Atsuo Nakamura (Member of the Japanese parliament, novelist and a very well-known actor.), Professor Asami Sadao of Tohoku Gakuin University in Sendai (He taught there for more than 40 years.) and Yoshifu Arita (At that time he was a well-known journalist. He also later became a member of the Japanese parliament.). Unfortunately the photograph was damaged when it was cut out of the magazine.
Pak: We also hear in both Korea and Japan, and in other countries, that pikareum does not exist. But the Unification Church is lying about it all. I actually saw Moon do pikareum sex with female followers. Also, on the instructions of Moon, to my great shame, I had sex with female followers. I have obtained testimonies from numerous women followers who had sex with Moon, but in the end they were abandoned by him. They dedicated their bodies and souls to him, and gave their property. Then they were thrown out, discarded, and are now mired in miserable situations. It is totally ridiculous to say pikareum does not exist.
Nakamura: Mr. Pak, in 1949 you met Moon for the first time behind prison bars, but had Moon been imprisoned before that for doing pikareum?
Pak: Because that was before I met him, I did not experience or witness it myself from that time. But he was doing it. I heard testimonies from women who had been his partners, and I heard it directly from Moon’s mouth. I can say it was true.
“He forced / threw himself into the home of a married woman [going in without permission].”
Nakamura: Please can you explain in more detail.
Pak: In 1946 Moon received a revelation from God and crossed into North Korea, abandoning his wife and child. He said he went there to evangelize. He taught his principles and gathered several women followers. He said if they believed in the principle, there would be no salvation unless they kept their position with Moon, even if it was not pleasant. One such person was a married woman called Chong-hwa Kim. It is unbelievable, but Moon started living in Chong-hwa Kim’s home. Her husband and three children also lived there. Moon began shamelessly cohabiting with her as if it was acceptable (or even a good thing to do) even though she was married. He started making preparations for a marriage ceremony. He made a fuss in the middle of the night about marrying Kim.
Nakamura: Because of that incident, in 1948, Moon ended up imprisoned in Heungnam special labor camp.
Pak: Yes. Because of this uproar the local residents notified the police who arrested Moon, and he was sent to the prison camp. At the time, Moon was strongly and deeply attached to Mrs. Kim. When I was discharged from prison before him, Moon asked me to contact her and he gave me instructions to give her.
Nakamura: And after your release did you meet Mrs. Kim?
Pak: I went to meet her straight after my release, but I couldn’t find her. [She had moved out of the Kyongchang-ri neighborhood of Pyongyang and gone to Seoul.] Afterwards, I went to visit her again. I met her and we talked. I asked her and she admitted, at that time, she had sex with Moon. Chong-hwa Kim spoke to me with tears streaming down her face: “I committed a crime that is not permitted, even if I repent for it until I die. Moon is the Great Satan. I hate him so much I want to kill him.” However, she was not the only married woman who was a victim.
■ “Six Marys” Why did Sun Myung Moon choose married women, one after the other, to perform “sex evangelism”? According to Mr. Pak’s book, the reason is Moon’s peculiar interpretation of Christianity. Adam and Eve were the first human beings. Eve had sex with Satan and so all mankind became descendants of the devil. Therefore God sent Jesus Christ to earth as the second Adam. The mission of Christ was to take Eve back from Satan who had stolen her. To do this Christ must have sexual intercourse with six married women, including Mary his own mother, in order to cleanse the blood. (Moon called it “the return.”) But Jesus Christ left this world having failed to save even one married woman by doing “the return” [pikareum] with them. So God sent Sun Myung Moon to earth as the third Adam. His mission was to cleanse the blood of six married women, namely the Six Marys. This was to be done by sexual intercourse with Moon three times [formation, growth and completion]. Through a kind of relay sexual intercourse with these Marys, humankind could be cleansed and saved and brought back to God’s side for the first time. It was Moon who preached this “Principle” to Mr. Pak.
Nakamura: Now you say Six Marys, so Moon must have also taken away many other wives.
Pak: He did take them away. I escaped from North Korea to the South and later I moved to Busan. I can assert the following things. I can assure you that Moon clearly said to me that he carried out the Six Mary [providence]. However, in fact it was not just six. Moon might say “You’re one of the Six Marys” but he went on to change the women one after another. Most of the women who were whispered to be one of the Six Marys were wealthy women, such as the wives of men with property. In other words, it was money that Moon was looking for. At that time there were many female followers who said, “I am Mary,” “I am also a Mary.” I personally think there were actually about 60 Marys.
Nakamura: Mr. Pak, when did you actually witness, with your own eyes, the return ceremony, the so-called pikareum?
Pak: In 1954, when the Unification Church was founded in Seoul, I was living together with Moon and the Six Marys – who had received “the return” – and other founding members.
Nakamura: Together with married women?
Pak: Yes. When they are brainwashed by Moon’s “Principle” they do not like to have sex with their husbands anymore. This is because one of the things Moon teaches is “You must not sleep with your husband who is on Satan’s side.” They all lived in the church making bromide photographs [to sell], which was the main economic activity of the church in those days, or did other work. The Marys did “the return” work with other male followers to increase the number of owners of pure blood.
❖ Photo added:
▲ Myung-hee Kim (right) with a friend cutting up the bromide photographs which the church sold in the 1950s. The story of Myung-hee Kim
Nakamura: Did you see Moon doing sexual intercourse for that?
Pak: Yes, and it wasn’t rare either. And I also heard the chuckling and cackling of the women I knew to be in Moon’s room. I am ashamed that I, together with them, participated in such a thing. I have to admit that I did it. I did “the return” with a woman called Shin-hee Eu [ 劉信姫 ]. It was according to the teachings of Moon’s “Principle.” Later Moon advocated that she do “the return” with the male follower Deok-jin Kim [ 金徳振 ]. [Deok-jin Kim wrote many of the Unification Church ‘Holy Songs.’] Mr. Kim then did “the return” with other female followers. The chain of doing “the return” spread from one after another. I knew of 70 people who were in the chain.
Nakamura: So in that way the sex chain expanded like a kind of relay.
Pak: Yes, at that time I firmly believed it was the sacred mission of this relay to cleanse the blood of humanity.
Nakamura: When you were doing the “the return” did you wear special clothes or make solemn ceremonies?
Pak: There was nothing like that. Moon asked us to participate and it was just… In retrospect it was like an immoral party.
Nakamura: Looking at it from a psychological point of view, do you think the women, or yourself, had some resistance to what Moon was doing? Although Confucian morality is very strict in Korea, I think it is your national character to think that adultery is a crime.
Pak: That is certainly so, but I did not think about such things at that time. The spirit was strange. [We were not in a normal state of mind.] For the women who believed there was no such resistance. The situation was that the women just flung themselves at Moon.
“While I was sleeping I heard a panting voice next to me.”
Nakamura: Mr. Pak, in your book ‘The Tragedy of the Six Marys,’ there is a tragic university student called Young-hee Kim. She also gave her virginity to Moon… (Out of consideration some people are given pseudonyms in Pak’s book.)
[Her real name was Myung-hee Kim 金明姫. The Unification Church have acknowledged her and her son, Hee-jin Moon, and published photos of each of them together with Moon.]
Pak: Her case was a miserable one. She was an excellent student at the prestigious Yonsei University in Seoul. When the university president, who was American, was about to return home, he gave her a scholarship for one year of university tuition. However, her aunt was a follower of Moon and she embezzled the money and gave it all to him. So Myung-hee Kim went to the Unification Church to protest, and when she was there she heard some of Moon’s “Principle” lectures.
Nakamura: And the tragedy began from there.
Pak: Yes. That night, after the lectures were over, we all went to bed. The five married women who had physical relationships with Moon were on one side. Kim Myung-hee was sleeping at the far side of the room, the furthest away from Moon. I was sleeping next to Moon, and I fell asleep, but was suddenly awakened by something like gasps and panting voices coming from Kim who was on Moon’s bedding. Indeed I was very surprised at this. I do not know which one of them started it. I just earnestly pretended to be asleep.
Nakamura: And so Kim became pregnant, is that right?
Pak: Yes, she became pregnant with Moon’s child. There was also a male student attending Yonsei University who was a passionate/diligent follower. To keep himself out of trouble, Moon made the two of them stow away [on a fishing boat from Busan] to Japan. He promised to send them money, but that was just for show. Moon just threw them both away. Without any money, such as remittances from Moon, they suffered in poverty. Myung-hee Kim gave birth to the child in the room of a small (cheap) apartment. They could not go to the hospital because they were stowaways [and did not have passports. The young man helped Myung-hee Kim to give birth.] Neither of them knew what they should be doing. He cut the umbilical cord with his teeth. [Hee-jin Moon was born in Tokyo on August 17, 1955, very soon after their arrival there.]
ANakamura: In addition to her, did Moon do the “the return” [pikareum] with other virgins?
Pak: Yes, I assume there were a lot. Moon’s mission was said to be the restoration of the first Six Marys through pikareum, and then to pick one virgin to marry. The virgin represented Eve. He would then hold “The Marriage of the Lamb” (a formal marriage) with the virgin Eve. Moon who is the Lord of the Second Advent would then become, together with his bride, the “True Father” and the “True Mother.” However Moon demanded to have relationships with some virgins. Thus a woman called Lee Seong-wha (a pseudonym) who was a devoted follower had her virginity taken by Moon and became pregnant. Lee Sun-cheol (also a pseudonym), her [elder] sister, was also robbed of her virginity and became pregnant. [The two sisters were Soon-shil Choi 催淳實, who left Moon and the Unification Church in 1959, and the younger sister was Soon-wha Choi 催淳華 who became the mother of Sam Park, born on January 28, 1966. Their brother, Soon-yong Choi 催淳英 gave a significant interview in which he spoke about the fate of his sisters in the UC. Three links on their names.]
■ There is no doubt that Mr. Pak Chung-hwa was one of the founding members of the Unification Church, said Professor Asami Sadao of Tohoku Gakuin University, who is familiar with the problem of the Unification Church. So pikareum was done very early on [in the history of the Unification Church]. It is demonstrated by the example of Sun Myung Moon with the female university student which happened right next to Mr. Pak. He held his breath while he observed what was going on. It may be said that many researchers have investigated and produced documents and articles, but nothing so far has been proven by a witness account so clearly as by Mr. Pak’s vivid testimony.
■ The Unification Church refutes Mr. Chung-hwa Pak’s “pikareum” exposure in this way: “It is entirely unfounded and the contents are forged. The founder of the Unification Church was Sun Myung Moon alone. Mr. Pak’s name is linked to the Unification Church of Korea in certain places, but he is not the founder. Opponents have intentionally twisted the teachings around to claim there is a “pikareum” ceremony. Mr. Pak is trying to put his own sin on to Rev Moon.”
– Unification Church Public Relations Department
These things can only now be told because we have the government of Kim Yong-sam
Nakamura: Mr. Pak’s book is based on his diaries and notes from 30 years ago. He has kept his continuous manuscripts from that time. He has an enormous quantity of handwritten notes: 6000 sheets of paper, each filled with about 200 characters. However, Mr. Pak could not make this information public during the previous administration because it was deeply tied to the Unification Church in the interests of anti-communism and other things.
Pak: That is true. We now have a moderate government and the president is a Christian elder. So now I must publicize these facts. Unless I do this, I won’t be ready to die. If the book can help open the eyes of Unification Church followers, I would not regret dying tomorrow.
Nakamura: I would like to express a heartfelt tribute to Mr. Pak’s courage.
[After Mr. Pak’s book, The Tragedy of the Six Marys, was published, the Unification Church dropped the legal case they were pursuing against Mr. Nakamura. It is interesting to note that Mr. Pak was never sued for his book, or for any other reason. Over time the book’s contents have been substantiated as more and more evidence has come to light. This magazine, Shūkan Gendai, was not sued for this report.]
Sun Myung Moon himself confirms some points from Mr. Pak’s interview:
(This description fits the experience of Mrs Chong-hwa Kim):“There was a woman who was an important figure in the providence. I visited her house for a year and a half [1947-48] and witnessed to her husband and all the other members of her family. The husband might have wanted to kill me, but he couldn’t do anything.”
Moon: “…they decided to report me to the authorities. This is how I came to be jailed for a third time in my life. This occurred at 10:00 AM on February 22, 1948.” LINK
Newsweek June 14th 1976 p. 43
In 1948, Moon was arrested in North Korea for what his followers say were his religious and anti-Communist activities; his opponents maintain he was jailed for practicing ritual sex. … Seven years later, after he had fled south during the Korean War and founded his Unification Church, Moon once again ran afoul of the authorities [in July 1955]. According to the Rev. John E.W. Kim, a Presbyterian pastor whose church was near Moon’s church in Busan at the time, “Part of Moon’s theology was that women converts could only be purified by sleeping with him”.
To Be Continued
Benin Dr. Elvis Abou Sociologist
Benin Ms. Leontine-Sylvie Adoukonou International Consultant
Benin Rev. Emmanuel Allognon National Leader FFWPU Benin
Benin Mr. Honore Anagonou Secretary General UPF Benin
Benin H.E. Thomas Boni Yayi President (2006-2016) Republic of Benin
Benin Mr. Anatole Nicolas Fadikpe Communications Consultant Total
Benin Hon. Yaya Garba Assemblyman National Assembly of the
Republic of Benin
Benin Mrs. Alice Albertine Evouna Keneng
Wife of Deputy Speaker National Assembly of the
Republic of Benin
Benin Hon. Eric Louis Camille Houndete First Vice-President National Assembly of the
Republic of Benin
Benin Mr. Tatsuo Sasaki Special Envoy FFWPU/UPF Benin
Benin Pastor Adolphe Singbo Pastor Church of Celestial
Benin Hon. Marie-Laurence Sranon Former Minister Ministry of Family and Micro
Benin Mr. Marcellin Zannou Spokesman, Church of Celestial
Bribed Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli
Oli, who has faced protests for co-hosting an event along with a church, did not attend a separate ceremony in which “Mother Moon” blessed hundreds of couples, wishing them a “blessed family” life. The names of Oli and his wife figured in the list of couples that were to be “blessed”.
Hak Ja Han “Mother” Moon, the head of the South Korea-based Family Federation for World Peace and Unification / Unification Church, Sunday presented a Good Governance Award to Prime Minister K P Oli at the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Summit 2018, which was marred with protests from Hindu groups and other political groups.
The citation, which lauds Oli for “Good Governance”, along with a cheque of $100,000, was presented to the prime minister at the summit that was attended by delegates from over 50 countries. Oli said he would use the award money for the welfare of the children of Nepal.
While at least four previous Prime Ministers had refused to attend the summit, Madhav Kumar Nepal, senior leader of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal, and key functionaries, attended the conference.
Another former Prime Minister and party chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, excused himself at the last minute, saying he had a “throat problem” and would not be able to address the delegates.
The three-day Asia-Pacific Summit was organised by the Universal Peace Federation, the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace and International Conference of Asian Political Parties. Their mother organisation is the Unification Church.
Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s acceptance of the $100,000 ‘Leadership and Good Governance Award’ from the controversial Universal Peace Federation at the end of the two-day Asia Paciﬁc Summit here, has raised ethical questions.
Receiving the award from UPF Co-founder Hak Ja Han Moon, Oli on Sunday said he took the award as recognition of his government’s sincere effort towards ensuring good governance in the country, and the people’s long struggle and achievements.
He pledged to donate the amount to a government fund meant for youths and children.
However, civil society members said the government got into a ‘moral crisis’ due to its association with a controversial INGO and by accepting the award, according to a report in The Himalayan Times.
Former chief secretary Bimal Koirala said if the award was given just because Nepal hosted the event without transparent selection process, it was wrong on the part of Oli to receive it.
Owing to criticisms from members of the public and the controversies surrounding the ceremony, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has decided not to receive a ‘blessing’ from controversial Korean religious leader, Hak Ja Han.
The leader’s Unification Church through its non-government organisation named Universal Peace Federation is hosting the Asia Pacific Summit in Kathmandu currently.
The organisers had listed a blessing ceremony as a part of the event on Sunday. PM Oli and his wife Radhika Shakya were invited.
Likewise, mayors of dozens of municipalities of the country have also decided to boycott the function after knowing that it was organised by a Christian organisation, sources inform.
After the confirmation of avoidance, the session has now been changed into ‘peace and family festival ceremony’.
However, Prime Minister Oli attended and addressed a session on good governance at the event venue today, according to Prime Minister Oli’s foreign affairs advisor Rajan Bhattarai.