Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 22, 2016)
1. South Korean President Park Geun-hye ‘the suspect’ declared all-out war against 1 million candlelight vigil. Park opposed prosecutors’ definition of the suspect, saying it is ‘character assassination’, rejected scheduled investigation, and browbeaten people, saying, “Impeach me if you dare.”
I heard that what prosecutors found out was Cha Eun-taek was bald. Is this why Park Geun-hye remains so shameless?
2. The former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak gave a direct market on President Park, saying, “It is a shame that this has to happen.” He also called on Park to step down, paying attention to public sentiment demonstrated in a candlelight vigil, saying, “I hope Park listens to what Korea wants.”
Live and learn. However, Lee should be responsible for four rivers project and resources diplomacy.
3. The commercial area in Gwanghwamum enjoys increased demand as a candlelight vigil continues during the weekend. Unlike protests that contained violence in the past, participants joined the rally in an orderly manner. The situation made traders happy as they welcomed weekend guests instead of a mob.
This is the so-called creative economy as people open their wallets, which revitalizes commercial areas. Is this because of madam president?
4. Choi Soon-sil family owns more than 30 real estates in Gangnam and other cities in South Korea, amounting to 400 billion Korean won (400 million US dollars). The value of real estate that was found so far is expected to be the tip of an iceberg, considering other property owned by relatives and using borrowed name.
Let’s hunt down the Choi family to the end and retrieve without fail. Now is the time to send 38 Task force.
5. An importer was arrested and charged with bringing pollack from Fukushima into the country as the ban was already in place for imports from the region after the nuclear accidents in Fukushima in Japan. Prosecutors say that they brought 370 tons of pollack, amounting to 533 million Korean won on three separate occasions from April 2014 to July 2016 and sold them in South Korea.
Ordinary Koreans eat these as they are cheap. It is not enough to confine these bastards in the nuclear reactor.