Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (May 4, 2017)
1. There will be a preliminary vote for next two days. The preliminary vote which was adopted in 2013 is held for the first time in the presidential election and allows voters to take pictures by designating a certain candidate with fingers, which is expected to have a huge influence on the vote.
The true holiday starts tomorrow. I encourage everyone to vote and enjoy your holidays.
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (May 1, 2017)
1. While ballot papers for the May 9 presidential election are printed, the length of paper is nearly 30 cm due to the number of presidential candidates. Moreover, voters are allowed to take photos much more freely in this election.
Whether you make thumbs-up or V-sign, please do not miss your voting rights.
2. Lee Su-jeong, the professor of criminal psychology at Kyeonggi University, has made an appearance in the TV program in Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) called ‘What People Want to Know” for 18 years without pay. Lee has a working principle that impresses many people that helping the program for no pay is worth doing it.
Her efforts will make the country a better place to live. Please learn something from her.
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.
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 27, 2017)
1. Conservative election camp’s strategy no longer works in this presidential election. Conservative parties attacked other candidates from opposition parties by using issues including the recent controversy over labeling North Korea as South Korea’s main enemy and Song Min-soon’s North Korea human rights resolution controversy but their efforts do not move voters.
Conservatives have a hard time because voters are tired of the rat gnawing and the chicken pecking in the last ten years.
The rat and chicken are two former conservative presidents of South Korea.
2. The R&C research shows that approval rating of Ahn Cheol-soo, the candidate from People’s Party, declined in the last two straight weeks. On the other hand, the approval rating of Hong Jun-pyo, the candidate from Liberal Party of Korea, went up two weeks in a row. This means that voters start to make up their mind, as they face the situation the Ahn and Hong have overlapping voters.
The remaining voters who support Ahn are clearly different. Is having a single candidate possible? Alternatively, shouldn’t Hong even think about it?
3. Both South Korean and American army deployed defense facilities including six THAAD launchers, X-band radar, anti-ballistic missiles, generators, and radiators. The deployment stands in stark contrast to what the Ministry of Defense has said, which the deployment of THAAD is unlikely to take place before the presidential election.
Most leading candidates showed ambiguous position. They are not just thieves. They are Hwang cunning bastards.
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 19, 2017)
1. Hong Suk-hyun, former president of Joongang Daily and JTBC, said there was external pressure from Cheong Wa Dae. Former President Park Geun-hye and Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong had a private consultation in February 2016, and the half of the conversation was about sacking Sohn Suk-hee, the president of JTBC’s news reporting division.
I understand why Park hated Sohn so much. Crystal clear becauseI hate Park as much as she hated Sohn.
2. Kim Jong, the former deputy minister, said that former President Park Geun-hye asked Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong to support Jeong Yu-ra, Choi Soon-sil’s daughter so that Jeong could take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. However, Choi strongly argued that Kim’s witness is not plausible.
Everyone said Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil did everything. However, Park and Choi said they did not know anything. Idiots!
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 18, 2017)
1. South Korean prosecutors arrested and indicted former President Park Geun-hye and wrapped up their probe on influence peddling scandal. Park is now the country’s third former president to be indicted on criminal charges, following Roh Tae-woo and Chun Doo-hwan.
The scandal is like a soap opera. Let us not have the fourth president to be indicted.
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 17, 2017)
1. Prosecutors plan to indict former President Park Geun-hye today. While Park has been denying all the charges against her, her accomplices say that the so-called VIP ordered them to do it.
She has gone too far. Pak had argued that the accomplices did everything when there was no one around them forced them to do. Is that so?