Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 13, 2017)
1. The final goal of South Korean special prosecutors is to prove President Park Geun-hye’s crime of bribery and convict former presidential secretaries, Kim Ki-chun and Woo Byung-woo, of a crime, and investigate of giving special preferences of a merger of Samsung affiliates. While special prosecutors summon Samsung vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, they concentrate their investigation on Kim and Woo.
They are cool compared to previous special prosecutors. Why can’t South Korean prosecutors investigate the case just like they do?
2. More than 60% of Koreans play alone last year. Neologism such as Honbob jok (people who eat alone) and Honsul jok (people who drink alone) became popular as an increasing number of people enjoy their leisure activities alone. As people have less spare time compared to 10 years ago, households with low income are less likely to enjoy their recreational activities.
She feels sorry for these individuals in that she encouraged them to participate in the candlelight vigil. Well, well. I appreciate that.