Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (August 19, 2016)
1. Kim Moo-sung, the former leader of Saenuri Party, expressed concern about the ruling party’s movement to have UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the next presidential candidate. Kim added that having Ban to have connection with Korean politics would make his position difficult.
The situation does not make his position difficult. He met a powerful enemy.
2. There was also shark’s fin when former President Roh Moo-hyun invited all elected members of the National Assembly to the Cheong Wa Dae luncheon in 2007. Saenuri Party criticized Mr Roh, saying they prepared for a feast without considering youth unemployment and poorly-fed children.
Members of Saenuri Party probably don’t remember. There is eraser inside their head.
3. Some argue that Cho Kyung-kyu, environment minister nominee, plagiarized the 1991 Master’s thesis at Seoul National University. According to the 2008 Seoul National University’s research ethics guideline, the thesis obviously contained plagiarism. Some point out that it contained excessive plagiarism, even if the guideline does not apply.
Woo Byung-woo, the senior secretary for civil affairs, must confirm the minister nominee. He must be absent-minded or something.