Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 14, 2016)
1. The ruling Saenuri Party who witnessed one million Korean citizens attending candlelight vigil called on President Park Geun-hye to step down for the first time. While Kim Moo-sung, the former leader of Saenuri Party and No-Park group demanded Park’s impeachment, Oh Se-hoon, the former Seoul mayor called on Park’s defection from the party and Won Hee-ryong, the governor of Jeju province, her resignation.
Saenruri Party probably heard what Korea wants? Still, a long way to go, I think.
2. Prosecutors who launched an investigation on Choi Soon-sil’s power abuse scandal summoned a group of business tycoons in South Korea including Lee Jae-yong, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, Cho Yang-ho, the chairman of Hanjin Group, and Sohn Kyung-shik, the chairman of CJ Corporation. They are looking into what roles these major conglomerates played in the process of establishing Mir and K Sports Foundation based on the investigation results.
These individuals do not lose money. They probably turn a blind eye to this matter at first.
3. Both South Korea and Japan will sign a provisional “military information-sharing pact” today before final agreement. As negative publicity against Japan not apologizing for the Japanese Invasion of Korea is high, three opposition parties in South Korea strongly opposed the agreement by adopting suspension of the consent as a party platform.
Keep still. Don’t do anything. It is an order.