Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 13, 2016)
1. South Korean President Park Geun-hye had a meeting with the leaders of ruling and opposition parties at Cheong Wa Dae and discussed North Korea’s nuclear weapons, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment, and presidential secretary Woo Byung-woo issues. They all criticized North Korea’s nuclear test, but experts say that they have different goals even though they work together.
The leaders are like talking to a wall. Did they participate in Zazen meditation or something?
2. Kang Shin-myung, the former chief of the National Police Agency in South Korea, refused to offer an official apology to the 69-year-old farmer Baek Nam-ki. Kang said although the Korean government provides institutional procedures to express their views and legal remedy, bad customs remain in the society, which leads some of them took to the streets to protest.
He does not know that holding a rally or participating in the demonstration is one of the institutional procedures to express people’s views.