Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (June 20, 2016)
1. While the prosecution is about to complete its investigation into harmful humidifier disinfectants, the South Korean government appears to avoid the responsibility. The prosecution will not expand its probe into the process of the related government ministries such as the Ministry of Environment by saying that ‘they were unable to find the government involvement.’
Birds of a feather flock together. What can we expect from the prosecution?
2. The prosecution will initiate its investigation on Chu Seon-hee, a secretary general of the Korea Parent Federation after they did nothing for several months. However, its belated investigation is under criticism that the prosecution gave the Federation time to destroy evidence.
I bet the prosecution does not want to investigate the federation.
3. The German court sentenced a 94-year old former Nazi guard five years in prison for the mass murder in Auschwitz. The court is willing to bring even one Nazi war criminal to justice even if the case is more than 70 years after the end of the war.
The court has not forgotten the Holocaust even after 74 years. Don’t we forget things so easily?
4. The South Korean government falsely announced in the United Nations Human Rights Committee that it investigated the Baek Nam-ki case thoroughly. In the case of Mr Baek, the government said that the police used water cannon only four times which followed strict guidelines.
I believe that South Korea is a member country of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Shame on them!