During a parliamentary hearing on the spy agency election interference scandal, Cho Myung-chul, a ruling party lawmaker famous for being the first North Korean defector to take a senior government post in South Korea, went under fire for making snide and offensive remarks discriminating against people from certain province. More criticisms mount as prominent political blogger Impeter disclosed that [ko] Cho has misrepresented facts about his academic records, whether intended or not, and as news came out [ko] that Cho's family, even after Cho's defection, still enjoys affluent life in North Korea.