Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 19, 2017)
1. President Park Geun-hye called for the Constitutional Court to withdraw evidence, which is the work-related notebook belonging to former presidential aide Ahn Chong-bum. The court will consider whether they will accept the demand at the seventh hearing in the impeachment trial today.
Park does not do her homework and blames others. Is she ready to submit what she was asked?
2. As Seongju residents hold the assembly in protest against the installation of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), South Korea’s conservative media and police argue that external force encouraged them to have ralley. However, accordoing to former presidential secretary Ahn-Jeong Bum’s memo, Cheong Wa Dae planned this.
Korea Broadcasting System (KBS)’s epic drama called ‘External Force’ is underway, starring Park Geun-hye, which is organized by Choi Soon-si and directed by Kim Ki-chun.
3. The production company who filmed South Korea’s courtroom drama ‘The Attorney’ based on Burim incident revealed true feeling about the time when the movie was first released to the theater as they suffered from the pressure that original copy of the film would be taken away. Meanwhile, the film called “The Age of Shadows” was excluded from Korea funds of funds as the movie was made by the same production company.
The government’s policy is meant to obliterate Korean culture during Japanese colonial period. That is why many people joined the independence movement.