Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (July 21, 2016)
1. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries plans to cut some parts of the ship to retrieve missing bodies after salvaging the vessel. The Sewol Special Committee and bereaved families strongly opposed against the ministry’s decision, saying ‘the ministry must not destroy the evidence of Sewol Ferry tragedy.’
Detective Conan says, “Those who conceal the truth are suspects.” Bingo!
2. The number of employees aged 60s and older surpassed that of 20s in the second quarter of this year. A growing number of older people are returning to the job market to prepare further for their postretirement while lingering economic slowdown has reduced recruitment of young job seekers in their 20s.
Both 20s and 60s struggle to make ends meet. Whew.
3. Volkswagen Korea that opposed the South Korean government’s decision to suspend sales of vehicles appointed Kim & Chang and Ko & Lee as their legal representative. The automobile company plans to file an administrative litigation due to the limitation of their corporate legal team and a preliminary approval hearing next week.
Volkswagen Korean has the money to pay for expensive lawyers. Kim & Chang and Lee & Ko. Impressive!