Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 13, 2017)
1. South Korea’s impeached Park Geun-hye left for her private residence in Samsung-dong from Cheong Wa Dae and said, “I know it would take time but believe that truth would reveal.” She added that she was sorry that she could not fulfill her duty as President till the end.
A cheerful smile on her face. Is Park a mentally strong person? Or is she psychopath?
2. Hundreds of supporters waited for impeached former South Korean President Park Geun-hye in front of her private residence in Samseong-dong to welcome her. They showed open hostility to reporters and denounced journalists by calling them liars.
The whole country has been thrown into an uproar, and now it is Samsung-dong’s turn. I have a feeling that the country will not become quiet until she is arrested.
3. The interim Chief Justice of Constitutional Court Lee Jung-mi who announced the approval of impeachment motion of President for the first time in Korea’s constitutional history will retire today. The retirement ceremony will be held in the morning, and the justice will complete her six-year tenure.
The whole nation appreciates all the effort of the eight constitutional justices. Koreans will not forget Lee’s hair rollers.
4. Korea’s chicken restaurants sold chicken and beer like hotcakes when Park Geun-hye was formally removed on the 10th. Foreign press such as Reuters and Guardian included pictures of Koreans eating chicken and drinking beer with the article, saying Koreans intended to stay up and celebrate the removal of the president with chicken.
It was the last thing that she did well for chicken restaurants that suffer from avian influenza.
5. The victims of wartime Japanese army called for the Korean government to nullify the comfort women agreement between Korea and Japan as the Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment motion against the former president Park Geun-hye. They also urged the government to dismiss the Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and suspend all the activities of the Foundation of Justice and Remembrance, and refund 1 billion yen to the Japanese government.
There are so many things to invalidate other than just the agreement. What the Park administration has done in the past four years are invalid and crime.