Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (December 12, 2016)
1. President Park Geun-hye who faced immediate suspension spends watching television or reading books in the presidential residence after the impeachment motion passed last week. Officials said Park was exhausted after the power abuse scandal, but she does not have health problems. She organizes her thoughts while resting.
I heard that Park likes Korean drama so much. Why doesn’t she just resign and watch ‘Gil Lime’ in her private residence Samsung-dong?
2. Judges of the Constitutional Court of South Korea who participate in the impeachment trial are obliged to open their opinion to the public. The ruling was closed during the former President Roh Moo-hyun’s impeachment but the revised bill which all justices must open their opinion to the public passed in the National Assembly later. Kim Ki-chun, the former Chief Presidential Secretary of President Park, took the initiative in amending this bill.
The ruling Saenuri Party made so many mistakes so far. The amendment is going to drive them as well. Probably?