Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 26, 2016)
1. South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she will not accept the proposition to dismiss Kim Jae-su, the Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. The president’s first rejection of the proposal to dismiss a minister since the country was founded is likely to delay the agenda of National Assembly including the inspection of the administration.
Her father accepted the motion even during Yushin Constitution. Anyway, great!
2. Although Baek Nam-ki, Korean Farmer, who was critically injured by police water cannon, died, the investigation on a person in charge is still ongoing ten months after the incident. South Korean prosecutions summoned the individuals involved with the case including the fourth director but did not summon two former Chiefs of National Police Agency.
They are very busy to look after their family with corruption that they do not have time for investigation. Whew.
3. The end of scorching heat does not mean the end of worrying about electricity bill as Korean households face a bombshell of a bill as long as the government maintains the current progressive billing system. Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) says Korean households spend more electricity in winter than they do in summer after the company analyzed the data on power usage.
Korean households are likely to face a bombshell of a bill if people overuse electric mattress pads and heaters. What are these people doing who said who would reform the cumulative billing system?