Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 18, 2016)
1. More people are expected to participate in the fourth candlelight vigil this coming Saturday, demanding President Park Geun-hye’s resignation than the rally which was held about a week ago. As the president refused to accept people’s requests, more citizens are likely to join in this weekend’s assembly in a large scale.
College Scholastic Ability Test (Sooneung in Korean) is finally over. Let us aim for 2 million participant rally nationwide.
2. Washington Post reports that Choi Soon-sil scandal in South Korea shows that ‘Korean disease’ of corruption is far from cured. Stephen Haggard, professor of Korea-Pacific studies the University of California at San Diego said in his interview that the presidential scandal is bigger than Watergate.
See? Park should step down just like Nixson. Any objections?
3. As Choi Soon-sil’s meddling with academic affairs turned out to be true, Choi’s daughter Jeong Yu-ra is likely to be summoned. As Education Office made a charge against Jeong, arguing that prosecutors should launch an investigation on Jeong who received special privileges, her admission to Ehwa University is revoked, but she is likely to avoid punishment as she was a minor at the time.
Jeong once said having wealthy parents is one of her capabilities. What does she think about having guilty parents then?