Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 6, 2017)
1. The team led by special prosecutor Park Young-soo said they secured evidence that the former chief secretary Kim Ki-chun and Cho Yoon-sun, the Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism systematically are involved with making a cultural ‘blacklist.’ The team plans to investigate whether there were instructions from high-level officials or agencies such as the National Intelligence Service
What is the highest level official here? The Choi Soon-sil that neither Kim Ki-chun nor Woo Byung-woo knows? Whew.
2. The Japanese government expressed concern almost every day that the erection of a girl statue, which represents women who were forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese army during wartime, was regrettable and called for its removal. Suga, the Chief Secretary, said in an interview that installing the statue in front Japanese consulate was “extremely regrettable” and called for its immediate removal.
Japanese rammed the posts to our ground and ran away. What Suga says is a buillshit.
3. Amid ongoing debate about lowering the voting age to 18, Kwon Sung-dong, the lawmaker in New Conservative Party for Reform, opposed the movement, saying “High school seniors should spend their time study, not vote.” Kwon argues that granting suffrage not be allowed for those who are 18 as they are unable to make an independent judgment.
This is like New Conservative Party for Reform. I believe individuals such as Parent Federation and Mother Troops are the one that lacks judgment.