Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 16, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 16, 2016)


1. The South Korean power abuse scandal involving the influence of Choi Soon-sil has inflicted damage on the nation, amounting to 3.5 trillion Korean won. The result is based on Choi’s actual or alleged involvement with government projects, which is 9% of 400 trillion won of government budget and more than 5 trillion of Seoul budget.

We should claim all the expenses including a candlelight vigil. Choi has a lot of nerve.


2. Choi Soon-sil asked for the fake prescription to a doctor in Chaum medical clinic through the physician of the president on the 28th, two days before she returned to Korea. Dr. Kim, the president’s doctor, asked for the prescription to the director of the clinic that Choi has mental illness including panic disorder but he turned down Dr. Kim’s request.

Choi is completely out of her mind. Should a doctor write a prescription if she asks for it?


3. As Seoul Metropolitan Education Office nearly completed an official inspection of academic activities of Choi Soon-sil’s daughter Jeong Yu-ra, Jeong is likely to lose Cheongdam high school diploma and admission to Ehwa Women’s University. The Ministry of Education is likely to cancel the college admission if they detect any fraudulent activities.

My prophecy came true? I said I am concerned that Yu-ra ends up becoming an elementary school graduate. Fortunately, she may end up becoming a junior high school graduate.


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