Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (December 20, 2016)
1. The trial for Choi Soon-sil and other key figures who allegedly conspired with South Korean President Park Geun-hye to manipulated state affairs are held today. Choi who attended the trial countered all prosecution allegations.
The prison uniform looks good on Choi Soon-sil. I bet President Park looks fresh in that uniform. Who is going to design the uniform for Park anyway?
2. Regarding the TV program of SBS “What People Want to Know” which focused on the two murdered cousins once removed of President Park Geun-hye, Lee Cheol-seong, the chief of National Police Agency, said that police could not reopen the investigation by raising allegations. Lee added that there was no external pressure involved in the case.
Police have initiated multiple investigations when there is speculation. His comments make me more suspicious.
3. Six of ten parents answered that participating in the candlelight vigil helps their children learn Korean history. 38% of the respondents who were positive about history education actually took their kids to the peaceful assembly.
The parents proved that all sovereign power belongs to the people of the Republic of Korea. They are an eye witness to history.