Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (August 23, 2016)
1. Lee Seok-su, a special inspector, denied alleged leak of information from his probe into the allegations of corruption involving senior secretary for civil affairs Woo Byung-woo amid mounting calls for his resignation from Cheong Wae Dae and the ruling Saenuri Party. The inspector said in an interview that the allegations alone do not mean a resignation according to the current’s administration’s policy.
They have no word to say because that is what the president said. He suddenly looks cool.
2. Small Korean business owners in Australia became the topic of conversation as they do not pay a legal minimum wage to working holiday visa holders. The business owners argue that it be customary to pay these visa holders below minimum wage, but the Australian authority maintained a tough stance to these owners, saying there is no such thing as going rate and will be no negotiation.
The custom always causes problems even outside of South Korea.