Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (August 24, 2016)
1. The Sewol Special Committee chose 39 witnesses including Lee Jung-hyun, the leader of Saenuri Party, Gil Hwan-young, the president of Korea Broadcasting Company, and Kim Ki-chun, the chief presidential secretary during the third round of hearing. The committee emphasized that witnesses who do not attend the hearing without reasonable cause face charges.
These witnesses will not probably attend as they are afraid to face truth rather than charges. That must be the reason.
2. According to Chosun-Ilbo’s reports, North Korean youth who live close to the North Korea-China border openly discuss that Joseon is completely ruined, and they want to live in China. Young people, especially upper-class students such as party officers, have a growing negative perspective about the North Korean regime.
Look who is talking. Can you not see that Korean youth want to leave South Korea because of the so-called hell Joseon syndrome?
3. A first cholera case occurred in South Korea for the first time in 15 years amid unprecedented scorching heat. The health authority conducts an epidemiologic investigation including mass infection to trace the infection route.
I have a feeling that South Korea is becoming an uncivilized country. Anyway, we should keep in mind that we have to wash hands thoroughly and boil water for drinking