Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 20, 2016)
1. The South Korean government submitted the next year’s budget plan to the National Assembly by cutting the so called ‘a mother and her two daughters’ budget by 20 billion won. The budget provides financial and medical supports to low-income families who live on the edge. Meanwhile, South Korean President Park Geun-hye who visited Africa last May increased the budget of ‘Korea Aid’, international aid led by the Mir Foundation, to more than 16 billion won.
What the government is doing is too much. So tell me, what is important here at the moment?
2. Choi Kyung-hee, the president of Ehwa Women’s University, eventually resigned amid controversy that Jeong Yoo-ra, daughter of Choi Soon-sil, was given special privileges in the college admission process and academic records. Choi acknowledged there was a lack of communication in pursuing the Mirae Life University Project but denied all the allegations about Jeong Yoo-ra.
She should know that this is going to cause bigger problems if she keeps lying.
3. A former South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna’s academic records grabbed public attention, amid mounting controversy over Jeong Yoo-ra’s obtaining a grade of B despite submitting a substandard assignment. Kim received F in two subjects as she was unable to attend most classes in the first semester.
This is common sense. Korea’s little sister, Kim Yuna, oppa feels sorry.