Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 7, 2016)
1. False accusations and political attacks against bereaved families of Baek Nam-ki who died of water cannon of police reached to an extreme. One criticizes that one of the Korean farmer’s children travelled to Bali and led to the prosecution of them as they are responsible for their father’s death.
I know that the world around us is going crazy, but this is too much as I will go mad.
2. The South Korean court ruled to uphold Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) in the so-called the “cumulative billing system case,” where consumers of electricity who filed a lawsuit against the power company, requesting a refund in light of the unfair profit. The court ruled the case in about two years, stating the KEPCO’s progressive energy billing is valid.
The court does not have to worry about electricity bill as the billing system only applies to the households. Why not apply the cumulative billing system to South Korean courts?
3. Following Wasabi terror in Japan, a bus company in Osaka in Japan uses a word that undermines Koreans in their bus tickets. There is a bus called “Hankyu Bus” in Osaka, which passengers can use bus indefinitely in Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. The company wrote “Kim Chong” on the bus tickets, which represent Josenjin to disparage Koreans.
Koreans do not deserve these sorts of criticism from Japanese. Why visit Japan when they treat Koreans like that?