Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (December 21, 2016)
1. The former presidential senior secretary for Civil Affairs Woo Byung-woo was found to contact the investigation team in Gwangju District Public Prosecutor’s Office and exercised external power on the ‘Sewol Ferry’ probe in June 2014. The special investigation team led by Park Young-soo, the special prosecutor, opened an investigation based on charges of ‘abuse of power and obstruction of the exercise of rights.’
Woo who crossed his arms will wear handcuffs soon.
2. Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, harshly criticized the National Intelligence Service, saying, “I will overhaul the organization first as soon as I become the president of the Republic of Korea.” The Seoul mayor, one of opposition parties’ presidential runners, first revealed his aspiration to become the future leader of the country by mentioning the word “president.”
I hope there are many presidential election pledges that people can share. Whoever becomes the president, somebody gotta overhaul the National Intelligence. Fingers crossed!