Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 1, 2016)
1. The issue that the court made a decision on industrial accident for leukemia in Samsung Electronics came forward as the court misjudged carcinogen group. The court of appeals regarded trichloroethylene as Group 2, which has been updated to Group 1.
The judges must be looking at what they want to see. Please read out the sentencing correctly.
2. More than half of subway riders for line 1 to 4 used the public transport without paying their tickets are people in their 50s and 60s. By performing the special investigation, Seoul Metro uncovered 961 people and levied additional 39.6 million Korean Won (about 39,677 US dollars). Subway passengers are in their 50s and 60s, accounting for 24.4% and 19.5% respectively.
Saving a penny may end up paying the taxi fare. Please pay what you have to pay.
3. The South Korean government unveiled the warning images that appear on the cigarette packaging. The images that warn erectile dysfunction and the harmful effects of smoking must occupy more than 50% of the packaging.
Images are scary. It will be scarier when the government raises cigarette price if the smoking rate does not fall.
4. Amid the issue that a branch of NH Bank in Wonju, Gangwon Province forced a female employee who married another worker in the same bank to leave the company generated public criticism, the main branch took a tough stance on this unreasonable matter. The central office will provide limited support to the Wonju branch that lost public confidence for irrational personnel management such as forcing the employee to resign and promoting gender discrimination.
So did Kumbokju, one of the Soju (Korean liquor) manufacturers in Korea. Companies should come up with some measures before they are criticized.