Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 21, 2016)
1. Gallup Korea announced that South Korean President’s approval rating stayed at 5% for three weeks in a row. The research agency asked the 5% respondents who gave a positive assessment to the president to mention specifically about what she has done well. Of the people, 26% said they either do not know or refused to answer the question.
26% in 5% stated without the specific idea that the president is doing well. Is this true nature of patriotism of a conservative?
2. President Park Geun-hye practically took the lead in establishing Mir and K Sports Foundation and extorting money from Korea’s large corporations. Prosecutors said they splitted their roles with the president establishing the foundation while Ahn Jong-beom, the former senior secretary for policy coordination collected money and Choi Soon-sil hired employees.
Prosecutors said that they did nothing other than forcefully taking money? What do you think I am? They did far more than that.
3. Park Geun-hye’s lawyer said he rejects any request from prosecutors and prepares for a neutral special prosecutor’s investigation. He also argued that there are suspicions about the impartiality of the probe as prosecutors draw a conclusion before launching an investigation.
The president coming to her senses must be true then. Say no more. Just step down.
4. Malicious comments to rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae is getting worse as she participated in Neulpeum trial performance. Korea Broadcasting Company or KBS reports that Kim Yuna, the South Korean figure skater, was on Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism’s blacklist as she refused to participate in the performance. The company added that other gymnasts including Son Yeon-jae and Yang Hak-seon joined the event.
Look who’s talking? I hope KBS minds their own business.