Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 6, 2016)
1. Agricultural Minister Kim Jae-su who was in the middle of controversy by receiving one of the lowest mortgage loan interests from Nonghyup Bank asked the bank to raise interest rates after he took office. Lee Kyung-sup, the president of Nonghyup Bank, said the bank raised the interest rate in September upon the minister’s request but did not reveal the number.
The interest rate goes up and down with Kim’s words. The minister said he is a “dirt spoon.”
2. An eighth grade student in South Korea posted a long message, using Plato’s quotes on the website of Chung Wa Dae, which grabbed public attention by developing empathy. The student criticized President Park Geun-hye on the Korea-Japan agreement on comfort women issues that she should be ashamed of selling the history at 1 billion yen.
Plato quotes, “One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” There is no need for words.
3. A third year resident at Seoul National University Hospital who issued a death certificate for Baek Nam-ki disappeared and he was no longer reachable at the moment. The resident posted a scene from Matrix to his social media, and his message was peculiar.
“Do not try and bend the spoon, that’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth…there is no spoon.” Seeing is not everything.