Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 27, 2016)
1. Lee Jung-hyun, the leader of ruling Saenuri Party, promised business leaders he would prevent the opposition parties’ push to increase the corporate tax. Lee said, “I know nothing about the economy and the ruling party clearly and sternly opposes the corporate tax.”
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Knowing nothing about the economy is not something Lee should brag.
2. Kim Bok-dong, the victim of sexual slavery of Japanese army, attended the parliamentary inspection of Trade and Unification Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kim criticized the Korea-Japan agreement of comfort women and added that the Korean government does not interfere with the comfort women issue.
Kim said, “Hands off.” If you do not listen to her, she will spank you.
3. The National Amnesty International made comments on Korean Farmer Baek Nam-ki who died on the 25th after being knocked by police water cannon on the massive demonstration on November 14, 2015. The organization argued that a police official who allowed excessive force during the assembly must be indicted.
How come no one apologizes when a person dies? Well, what do you expect from this government?