President Park Geun-hye says South Korea's police force needs to become stronger to ensure public safety.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the country's 71st Police Day, she said Friday Korea can only overcome crises and stay on the path of reform when law and order is upheld.
She said disregard for the rule of law is easy to spot these days.
From illegal labor walkouts to unauthorized street rallies offline, to rumor-mongering and vicious cyber-bullying online, the president pointed to what she describes as a culture of trying to rise above the law.
She urged the police to deal sternly with economic crimes as well as domestic, school and sexual violence.
Source: KBS World Radio