Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 28, 2016)
1. South Korean reports say the ruling Saenuri Party boycotts parliamentary inspection to stop expanding the ‘Choi Soon-sil Gate.’ Another reason for the boycott is to encourage people to hate politics as the ruling party turns politicophobia to their advantage.
The ruling party turns politicophobia to its advantage. I feel like I should say something. You disgusting human beings!
2. While the Saenuri Party leader Lee Jung-hyun participated in fasting, calling for the resignation of Chung Sye-kyun, the chairman of the National Assembly, Chu Seon-hee, a secretary general of the Korea Parent Federation, joined Lee in the fasting. Chu says his fasting is expected to continue indefinitely, saying that he continues to fast as much as he can in front of the National Assembly.
I hope he holds to the last as the Federation of the Korean Industries may establish a foundation instead of giving pocket money.
3. There was internal party strife in Saenuri party. Kim Young-woo, the chairman of the National Defense Committee and the lawmaker of ruling party says he would withdraw boycott of parliamentary inspection, saying that he would protect parliamentary democracy. However, the Saenuri Party leadership blocked him, virtually placing Kim in confinement.
Kim said parliamentary democracy is dead. Is democracy going to resurrect if he withdraws boycott?
4. Choo Mi-ae, the leader of Minjoo Party of Korea, directly criticized the Saenuri Party leader Lee Jung-hyun, saying that Lee participated in the fasting to flatter President Park. Choo also added that Lee did not fast because of Chung Sye-kyun, the chairman of the National Assembly. Lee would stop fasting when the president complimented him, saying, “Excellent job”.
Oh, please! I do not think Lee will finish, even if the president says “Oh, my God. You are a good boy. Do you know how pretty you are?” (Anway, Lee cannot finish now)