Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 12, 2016)
1. During election season, lawmakers consider themselves as a ‘layman’ and ‘ordinary candidate’ but their asset is ten times more than an average Korean citizen. Ordinary people struggle to make ends meet due to growing household debts and rising monthly rents while politicians are busy increasing their wealth.
You know exactly what I am talking about, right? What are candidates kneeling down for? Please consider this when you vote.
2. The Military Manpower Administration in Korea will consider imposing an inheritance tax and gift tax on a person who give up Korean citizenship to evade his compulsory military service such as a former Korean American pop star Steve Yoo (Yoo Seung-jun). The administration said that the issue is a preventive measure to tackle problems of military service, which requires judicial review regarding imposing a tax.
I think these individuals take care of everything before they renounce their citizenship. Nine times out of ten.
3. The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization will implement ‘2016 Spring Tourism Week’ during 1-14 of May to create domestic travel demand. During the period, they will provide the discount offer to 12,000 nationwide businesses such as tourist spots, facilities, accommodation, and restaurants to help reduce travel costs.
I’ll be stuck at home because May is a family month in South Korea. You don’t have to follow me. Otherwise, I’ll be kicked out from home.
4. A study found that ‘relationship’ is more important than ‘money’ in raising the survival rate for people with cancer. Another study found that cancer patients with a spouse are more likely to survive than those who stay single.
Everyone knows this. There is that.
5. South Korea has become the country that does not read the most. According to Statistics Korea’s ‘2014 Time Use Survey’ last year, Koreans read an average 6 minutes per day and only 10% of Koreans read books more than 10 minutes per day.
Reading a book helps you find a way and also your future. That is why we wander the labyrinth.
6. Immature children of billionaires who show off their luxurious life through social media became a fatal shackle. Through social media, the investigative agency finds that parents conceal their assets and children occasionally become a criminal target.
Should I become jealous? Well, I feel miserable.