Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (May 2, 2017)
1. The overseas voting turnout for the May presidential election is 75.3%, marking the record number of overseas voters in history. The public interest in the political scandal involving Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil, which led to nationwide candlelight vigils attracted the attention of home and overseas voters.
Overseas voters went all the way to the polling places to vote. People here in Korea will vote starting May 4. Fingers crossed!
2. The Korean economy clearly revitalizes after the former President Park Geun-hye is suspended from her presidential powers and duties. Pundits say that the economic recovery is not just a coincidence, but the economy is bound to recover if the government does not come up with unnecessary measures including minimizing government intervention in markets.
The next administration should be mindful. I am sure they know what it means.
3. The professor who failed Jeong Yoo-ra, Choi Soon-sil’s daughter in two subjects attended a hearing to testify the matter. Jeong did not show her efforts in improving academic achievement, and Choi visited and insulted the professor by saying “What are you?”
No need to see what Choi has done to the professor after watching how she behaved in the court.