Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 28, 2017)
1. Despite the long holiday weekend, this year’s presidential election is expected to have high turnout, surpassing the last 18th election. As a result, each candidate is busy calculating gain and loss and providing strategies. They focus on making strategies, saying, “Higher turnout represents an absolute advantage.”
They strongly urge transfer of power through polls.
2. The government has not decided whether they designate the remaining weekdays between holidays as temporary holidays. A government official says that the government has not made up their mind due to the run-up to the election.
They urgently push for THAAD deployment, but they have not made up their mind for this? That is not like Hwang the cunning.
3. Hong Jun-pyo of Liberal Party of Korea says he will pardon 10 million criminals who committed a crime to make ends meet barely and credit delinquents. Moreover, Hong pledges he will execute condemned inmates to eradicate brutal crime.
It is time for Lee Eun-jae, the lawmaker, should step forward and talk to Hong. “Shut up and resign.”
4. The Ministry of Environment says it is difficult to apply the national law regarding the US forces in Korea deploying THADD on Korean soil without testing the impact of the environment. The Korean government should respect the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) because the site was already offered to US forces. The ministry can decide whether it can apply the national law according to the agreement.
Is Republic of Korea sovereign country? In fact, anthrax is delivered without prior notification.