Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 17, 2017)
1. South Korea’s prosecutors say they will not additionally search and seize ousted President Park Geun-hye private residence in Samsung-dong. A prosecutor says that it is pointless to confiscate the private residence at the moment.
Additionally? Have prosecutors confiscated Park’s place before? I am losing faith in them.
2. Prosecutors are in the final stage of confirming Park Geun-hye’s charges. As the former leader is likely to refuse all allegations against her, prosecutors plan to make greater use of evidence and key witnesses they obtained during the investigation.
However, prosecutors say search and seizure are not necessary. What they say does not make sense.
3. South Korean police notify supporters of Park Geun-hye to ban rallies in front of her private residence. Samsung-dong residents who are concerned about commuting elementary school students’ safety have requested Park’s support group to stop holding the assembly.
It is too bad that the assembly takes place. If Park directly goes to Prosecutor’s Office from Cheong Wa Dae instead of Samsung-dong, they are unlikely to hold a rally.