Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (July 29, 2016)
1. Saenuri Party attempts to appease angry Seongju residents over the deployment of THAAD system. Although the ruling party came up with alternatives such as establishing a ‘THAAD safety consultation body’ and holding a hearing, many criticize that the measure is an exit strategy on the premise of the THAAD deployment.
Why doesn’t Saenuri Party go through fair ratification process in the National Assembly? The Minjoo Party would not oppose the ratification. It is worthwhile for them. (I can cheat as much as Saenuri)
2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Japan’s suggestion is not true which uses 1 billion yen from a donation of victims of comfort women foundation and establish a scholarship project for Korean international students. The ministry says ‘the foundation plans to start a business to regain the victims’ damaged reputation and dignity and heal their wounds.’
The ministry must feel unhappy because people do not believe what they say. They should have gained trust in the beginning.