Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 24, 2016)
1. South Korean President Park Geun-hye will give an administrative policy speech about next year’s budget plan at the National Assembly today. While Park is expected to call for North Korea’s nuclear issues and budget bills, it is not yet known whether the president mentions “The Woo Byung-woo scandal” and “Choi Soon-sil gate.”
She probably mumbles to herself by receiving force from the universe. #Where is Choi Soon-sil?
2. The Minjoo Party of Korea says it will cut the total amount of spending of Mir and K Sports Foundations which are related to “Choi Soon-sil gate” in the next year’s budget plan. Instead, the main opposition party will increase the budget of Nuri curriculum and public welfare.
When an opponent makes a mistake, take your best shot. There is a good chance.
3. Police withdrew their requests on the autopsy on Baek Nam-ki on the 23rd, respecting the bereaved family members’ opinions. However, Jongno Police Station chief said they attempt to forcibly execute a warrant for the autopsy on the Korean farmer, saying, “Police may run the autopsy tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.”
Did police just say that withdrawing their requests, for now, honors the family members? Are they really respecting the family or now?