Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (December 7, 2016)
1. Regarding a closed door conversation with President Park Geun-hye, Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong said they talked about the creative economy for 30 to 40 minutes during the parliamentary hearing where Korea’s major conglomerates attended. Minjoo Party lawmaker Ahn Min-seok said she has a thick head that she cannot discuss creative economy for 30 to 40 minutes.
This is classified information. Mr. Ahn, please.
2. During assembly hearing on Choi Soon-sil gate, lawmakers accused Lee, asking “Korean conglomerates are accomplices to the nation’s biggest power abuse scandal. Do you deny that?” Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong answered that he would try his best to make a fresh start. SK Chairman Choi Tae-won said, “I will do everything I can to help.”
According to the principle of rehabilitation, a criminal must serve in prison to make a clean start. Am I not correct?
3. There is rising suspicion over Choi Soon-sil as she made a diversion against figure skater Kim Yuna and swimmer Park Tae-hwan to make her daughter horse rider Jeong Yoo-ra as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). During a parliamentary inspection on administration, investigators found that Choi allegedly made a diversion against strong candidates including Kim and Park to make her daughter an IOC member.
It is so shocking that I couldn’t stop laughing. Her greed never ends.