Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 1, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 1, 2016)


1. Choi Soon-sil, a secret confidant of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, is accused of having used her influence to monopolize state affairs and her lawyer argues that Choi has health problems. The lawyer says Choi has suffered from panic disorder for years and with the prosecution’s permission, she tries to obtain related medication.

Does Choi even know that the whole nation is under panic attack because of President Park and her?


2. The Minjoo Party of Korea was skeptical about People’s Party’s suggestion about holding three-way talks with Ms Park as a solution to “Choi Soon-sil scandal.” The main opposition party’s floor leader Woo Sang-ho said, “We will meet her when the time comes but not now.” He also added, targeting the president, “Why do we have to meet the suspect?”

I agree with him. Woo does not have to see the president as she must be out of her mind that her spirit may be abnormal.


3. An employee in a fine dining restaurant in Demark witnessed that he has seen Choi Soon-sil where she dined during her life in Europe. The employee said, “I have seen many people in the restaurant, but I particularly remember her because she lacked etiquette.”

Do you want to the reason why Choi was criticized after eating 800,000 won meal? She just needed some desserts.


4. As human relationships cause a high level of stress, there are an increasing number of people who prefer to spend time alone instead of putting efforts to maintain a healthy relationship with other people. The so-called social networking fatigue, which people become tired of maintaining a relationship with other people, became common in social media, which reflects social condition these days.

I thought social networking fatigue means people are disgusted with government officials. Still, isn’t this better if we live together in peace?


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