In his interview with Financial News, Jay Kim pointed out as one of the problems in the Korean politics that the separation of powers is not strictly observed by allowing a national assemblyman to be a minister of the administration at the same time. He said that the basic duty of a national assemblyman is to represent his district.
He listed splinter group politics, paying for nomination, proportional representation as bad political practices that should be destroyed, and said that the power to nominate candidate should be fully returned from political parties to people.
About the populism debate, he said the method to secure the revenue for the programs should be specified. On the other hand, he urged that the government should stop the fall of the middle classes, remove the polarization, and reform the unfair structure to revive small and medium businesses and the lower classes.
As a method to reform the Korean politics, he suggested that people should participate in politics and law-making directly by a national initiative system.