Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 11, 2017)
1. The Constitution Court asked President Park Geun-hye to resubmit “the whereabouts of missing 7 hours” by recalling her memory on the day Sewol Ferry sank. The justice particularly pointed the part of telephone log where Ms. Park selectively submitted and called on her to submit the whole phone conversation.
She thinks she can give an evasive answer just like she did at the press conference.
2. President Park Geun-hye is known to read books while she takes legal action occasionally. Ms. Park recently reads the book called “the Fourth Industrial Revolution” by Klaus Schwab, which introduces the generation of the fourth industrial revolution by representing the fusion of industries and culture.
She reads only one book a month? The former President Roh Moo-hyun read three books every other day.
3. While Korea’s mass media is scrambling to present political satire of ‘Choi Soon-sil gate’, there is rising criticism of conservative groups such as ParkSaMo (Loyalists to President Park Geun-hye) called on the media to abolish the program. TV comedy program such as Gag Concert receives an increasing demand of grievances and complaints.
The media made the satirical program for fun, but ParkSaMo tries to halt the program with do-or-die attempts. She has done so many things that she should have a guilty conscience.