Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 26, 2017)
1. After her inauguration, President Park Geun-hye spent more than 300 million won (about US$ 300,000) on her clothes. Special Prosecutors found the evidence that Choi Soon-sil paid the amount for Park after she took office.
Park once said she was married to the Republic of Korea. The country is likely to go bankrupt because we chose wrong daughter-in-law.
2. While an arrest warrant for Choi Soon-sil was executed, Choi caused a disturbance, saying “I am innocent. I was forced to confess” as she was dragged by South Korean special prosecutors. What a lady in facilities management grabbed public attention as she said, “Damn you” three times behind Choi’s back.
Give a damn to whatever Choi has to say. Give a damn to whatever Choi wrote for Park Geun-hye.
3. Le Monde, the French daily newspaper, reported that South Korean prosecutors arrested Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun and former presidential secretary Kim Ki-chun who were suspected of making a blacklist of cultural figures. The newspaper added that the blacklist is part of Park Geun-hye administration’s governing the country and this added outrage to South Korea as it seriously undermined the freedom of expressions which Koreans hardly won.
What Park has done never ends here. I will keep my mouth shut because I am so embarrassed to tell what her government has done.