Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 30, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 30, 2016)



1. President Park Geun-hye said she was willing to step down but handed the ball to the National Assembly by letting the Parliament decide on her resignation. South Korea’s political parties are divided over Park’s ambiguous resignation address, which casted doubt that Park did not expect the situation.

She is willing to occupy Cheong Hwa Dae until the National Assembly makes a decision.


2. Koreans did not believe what Park said in a televised address even though she would step down and leave the decision to the National Assembly including the shortening of her presidential term. Many resented that the president did not sincerely accept blame and believed that she tried to take time by passing the ball to the Parliament before impeachment motion.

After listening to her televised address, I felt a sense of shame as I went to Gwanghwamum Square every week. But I will attend the candlelight vigil. No matter what.


3. After President Park’s televised address, three opposition parties condemned Park and decided to move forward with the impeachment motion as planned. The opposition bloc criticized Park, calling it a ploy to escape from impeachment by using Saenuri Party as a shield and she continued to make excuses by ignoring Korea and evading her responsibilities.

Well done. Don’t look back and go as planned.



Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 29, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 29, 2016)


1. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said through her lawyer that she would not comply with a face-to-face investigation on the 29th. As a result, prosecutors encounter difficulties in investigating the president before the adoption of a special prosecutor.

She was never good at the face-to-face report. She was not also good at the face-to-face investigation.

2. Yoo Ho-Yeol, professor of North Korean studies at Korea University and one of the thirty-one government-initiated history textbook writers posted on social media last month, saying, “Let’s pray for President Park Geun-hye.” By using the quotation in Matthew chapter 10 verse 26, Yoo counter-questioned, saying “We are born sinners in front of God.”

Jesus says, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” I will not hesitate to throw a stone.


Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 28, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 28, 2016)



1. Koreans around the world including the Eiffel Towner, one of the tourist attractions in Paris and New Delhi Korean Embassy in India gathered and called South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down. Coupled with the rallies in Korea, sixty overseas assemblies were held in 60 cities around the world.

Since the country founded, since the War of Salu, the rally to demand the president to resign attracted the most people. She will definitely leave her name behind.


2. As the National Assembly moves forward with the motion to impeach President Park, Prime Minister Hwang Gyo-hwan is likely to become the acting president. The prime minister’s office and Cheong Hwa Dae work together to prepare for the acting president system by referring to former President Roh Moo-hyun’s example.

He is a traitor of the Park Geun-hye administration. They also should do general resignation of the Cabinet as well as non-confidence resolution.

Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 25, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 25, 2016)


1. About 5 million Jeju residents join the candlelight vigil in Gwanghwamun Square, demanding President Park Geun-hye to step down on the 26th of this month. The residents are expected to spend 50 million won for purchasing air tickets as they are equal to renting three aircrafts.

History will say one thing that Park did well before resignation was revitalizing the slowing Korean economy.


2. The Korean rapper San E’s new song, ‘Bad Year’ topped the music chart. The song appears to portray his breakup with her, but the lyric sarcastically refers to the current political situation in South Korea, which garner explosive attention from music fan.

I wanted to start the the Year of the Monkey with good laughter, but it turns out to be a bad year.

A bad year is a homographic pun for b-word.

Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 24, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 24, 2016)

1. Cheong Wa Dae said they purchased Viagra to treat possible high-altitude sickness during President Park Geun-hye’s overseas trip to Africa, but she has taken none of them. The Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Jung Youn-kuk told reporters that people who have travelled Africa with President Park knew that Viagra not only treats erectile dysfunction but also treats altitude sickness.

Park must have taken the medication to erect another country. The majority of her words are lies.

Taeban (in Korean) is a homonym, which means majority and placenta. The sentence is written to criticize President Park sarcastically that she had a sheep placenta therapy.


2. Kim Moo-sung, the former leader of ruling Saenuri Party, vows that he takes the initiative in impeaching President Park. As a person who has played a key role in launching the Park administration, Kim said he gave up his candidacy because he was deeply conscious of his responsibility.

Now it is Park’s turn to leave her office. Stop being stubborn, Viugra (or leave) Cheng Wa Dae.

Viugra is a homographic pun for Viagra.



Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 23, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 23, 2016)


1. Even though 1 million Korean called for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down, the government acted against Korea’s will by enforcing South Korea-Japan military information-sharing pact and rewriting government-initiated textbooks.

Let’s throw a year-end party every week at Gwanghwamun Square. I will wrap up the Year of Monkey.


2. When 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Fukushima coastline, the Prime Minister’s Official Residence immediately contacted Prime Minister Abe who was visiting Argentina. After 17 minutes, Abe said proper and accurate information over the tsunami and evacuation should be issued to the nation while the government would understand the condition of the damage as quickly as possible and work with local governments to do their best to take appropriate emergency measures.  After one hour, the prime minister held a press conference.

17 minutes. It took only 17 minutes for Japanese prime minister to take action. President Park has been missing for 7 hours. What a shame.


Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 22, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 22, 2016)



1. South Korean President Park Geun-hye ‘the suspect’ declared all-out war against 1 million candlelight vigil. Park opposed prosecutors’ definition of the suspect, saying it is ‘character assassination’, rejected scheduled investigation, and browbeaten people, saying, “Impeach me if you dare.”

I heard that what prosecutors found out was Cha Eun-taek was bald. Is this why Park Geun-hye remains so shameless?


2. The former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak gave a direct market on President Park, saying, “It is a shame that this has to happen.” He also called on Park to step down, paying attention to public sentiment demonstrated in a candlelight vigil, saying, “I hope Park listens to what Korea wants.”

Live and learn. However, Lee should be responsible for four rivers project and resources diplomacy.


3. The commercial area in Gwanghwamum enjoys increased demand as a candlelight vigil continues during the weekend. Unlike protests that contained violence in the past, participants joined the rally in an orderly manner. The situation made traders happy as they welcomed weekend guests instead of a mob.

This is the so-called creative economy as people open their wallets, which revitalizes commercial areas. Is this because of madam president?


4. Choi Soon-sil family owns more than 30 real estates in Gangnam and other cities in South Korea, amounting to 400 billion Korean won (400 million US dollars). The value of real estate that was found so far is expected to be the tip of an iceberg, considering other property owned by relatives and using borrowed name.

Let’s hunt down the Choi family to the end and retrieve without fail. Now is the time to send 38 Task force.


5. An importer was arrested and charged with bringing pollack from Fukushima into the country as the ban was already in place for imports from the region after the nuclear accidents in Fukushima in Japan. Prosecutors say that they brought 370 tons of pollack, amounting to 533 million Korean won on three separate occasions from April 2014 to July 2016 and sold them in South Korea.

Ordinary Koreans eat these as they are cheap. It is not enough to confine these bastards in the nuclear reactor.