Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (July 28, 2016)
1. There is rising controversy over Justice Ministry’s ban on a Korean American’s entry to South Korea as the person plans to oppose the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The reason why the ministry denied his admission into South Korea is that the person is likely to harm South Korea’s interests or public safety.
Someone once said unification would hit the jackpot. The deployment of THAAD may harm public safety.
2. There is criticism over the Ministry of Education as the ministry sent an official notice to schools about ‘Explaining the Defense Ministry’s position on the THAAD deployment to education employees, students, and parents.’ The notice elucidates how to make access to the website of the Defense Ministry’s ‘Knowing THAAD right’ or attaches the ministry’s promotional materials about ‘Knowing THAAD right’ to the official notice.
When did the Ministry of Education decide to become a spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense?
3. The unit price based on accumulated energy usage only applies to the household while corporations that use more electricity pay less energy bill. Consumer groups lodged a compensation claim against the Korea Power Electric Corporation (KEPCO) for excessive power bills, but the court postponed the sentence for two years.
People install expensive air conditioners for decoration. Don’t judges have air conditioners at home?
4.Park Hae-jin, a South Korean actor, has done a good deed in secret for a long time. Park donated the total amount of 1.1 billion Korean Won to Japan’s earthquake damage in 2011, sending daily necessities for Guryoung Village in Gaepo-dong in 2013, Sewol Ferry’s accident in 2014, and construction of children’s rehabilitation hospital.
Park believes that ‘he should repay the love he receives from others and practice true love.’ He is not only good-looking. Someone should learn from him.
5. More than half of job seekers in South Korea believe that parents’ capability affects their finding a job. As for parents’ ability which affects finding work, the ‘network’ topped the list. About 30% of job seekers blame their parents’ capacity.
South Korean parents are blamed after they sacrificed their life for their children. The reality is not only sad but rather bitter.