President Moon Jae-in has ordered officials to establish a body tasked with overhauling barracks culture amid public uproar following the apparent suicide of a female Air Force officer who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male colleague.
The body will be made up of members from the public and private sector and will draw up fundamental measures to improve military culture.
This follows the death by apparent suicide of a master sergeant in late May, after she had allegedly suffered forced physical touching by a male colleague inside a car after a drinking session she had been made to attend.
She reported the case to her seniors who have been accused of trying to cover it up.
President Moon also called for parliamentary cooperation to pass a bill revising a law on the military court to prevent a recurrence.
On Sunday, the president met with the master sergeant’s parents and apologized for the state not being able to protect her.

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