Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (December 30, 2016)
1. Here come the so-called ‘influence-peddling doctors’, ‘injection ladies’, and ‘energetic healing ladies.’ Lee Young-sun, an administrative official, sent text messages to Jung Ho-sung, the former presidential secretary, saying, “We have an injection lady here.”
After all, she received illegal treatment in Cheong Wa Dae. This sucks. Really.
2. The return of the girl statue provokes controversy as the Dong District confiscated the statue after civic groups erected in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan. The district says it will keep the statue until the end of the year, but the groups argue that the municipality does not have any reason to keep the statue.
So the district says that erecting the girl statue is illegal? Well, it was unlawful for people to hail national independence of Korea during the Japanese colonial period.