Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 16, 2017)
1. This week is going to be the biggest turning point for South Korean President Park Geun-hye. There are three preliminary hearings this week, and the court is expected to interrogate key witnesses of power abuse scandal including Choi Soon-sil, former presidential secretary Ahn Chong-bum, and three key presidential aides.
More than 100,000 people participate in the candlelight vigil during this cold weather. Let us conclude impeachment before the Lunar New Year’s Day.
2. The so-called ‘single tax’ provokes controversy as married people have more tax benefits than single people after making year-end tax adjustment. Some argue that the current system indirectly forces people to marry, which is a personal choice while depriving of the right to pursue happiness.
Living alone is sad. Why doesn’t the government make the world where people want to get married?