Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 4, 2016)
1. Saenuri Party in South Korea announced part of their general election pledges. According to the survey by the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, the ruling party implemented only 30% of their 110 pledges announced during the 19th legislative election in 2012.
Will they repeat the remaining 70% general election pledges this time? Please keep your words.
2. After Erdogan became Turkey’s president 18 months ago, nearly 2,000 legal cases have been opened in Turkey for insulting the president. Turkish Justice Minister Bozdag said that he is unable to read the shameful insults made against their president.
Korea considers Turkey a brother country. They are like two peas in a pod.
3. College students in Korea die from alcohol-related accidents every year, which results in the total of 22 deaths in the last decade. Experts warn that those who have bad drinking habits during college years are unlikely to quit even they get their jobs later in their life.
They should learn how to drink alcoholic beverages from older adults. Anyway, who taught me how to drink?
4. A research found that fathers who work longer hours are less likely to have a second child. Fathers who work more than 70 hours per week are 80 percent less likely to have a second baby than those who work under 40 hours per week.
It may be too late until married couples wait for the perfect timing to have a baby. The environment to have a baby should be created in this sense.