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Plan to construct new memorial for ex-president faces backlash
The southeastern city of Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province has become embroiled in criticism for its plan to build another memorial center for former President Park Chung-hee at a cost of 100 billion won ($ 81.94 million).
Free subway rides for elderly emerge as headache for Seoul mayor
Around 5 p.m., Tuesday, when the waiting crowd was busy trying to squeeze into the subway train at Ewha Womans University Station on Seoul Metro Line 2, a 73-year-old senior citizen who asked to be identified only by her first name Hang-soon stood up from a bench and pushed her mini handcart onto the train.
Anti-corruption agency's vice-chairman apologizes for past 'discriminative' remark
Chung Seung-yun, a prosecutor-turned-professor of law at Pusan National University, started his first day as vice-chairman of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC), Tuesday, with an apology to the public for his past controversial choice of words.
Opposition party chief says he's paying price for presidential election defeat
Rep. Lee Jae-myung, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), said he will appear again for questioning by prosecutors over his alleged involvement in a massive land development scandal in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. With this remark, Lee defied speculation that he would reject the prosecution's call to appear again for further investigation.
Superintendent of Seoul Education Office gets suspended jail term
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) Superintendent Cho Hee-yeon received a suspended prison term for abusing his power in the reinstatement of five teachers who had been fired.
Cabinet ministries turn deaf ear to watchdog's advice on sexual minorities
Government agencies declined to accept a recommendation by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) to compile statistics on sexual minorities, the state commission said Thursday.
Homeless women struggle to find place to spend night
When people think about the homeless, most come up with the image of middle-aged or older men with fuzzy hair and untidy clothing who lost their jobs and were separated from their families.
Lawmaker pushes for bill requiring women to join civil defense training
Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon, one of the leading contenders in the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) leadership race, plans to submit a bill on Wednesday that requires women to participate in civil defense training.
Young Koreans flock to luxury goods as society tells them looks means everything
Koreans' love of luxury goods is visible in almost all aspects of their everyday life. According to global management consultancy McKinsey & Company, Koreans are relatively fond of luxury products, with only 22 percent of them saying it is in bad taste to show off pricey clothes and accessories. This is lower than those in Japan (45 percent) and China (38 percent).
Over 26 million Koreans take to roads for Lunar New Year
Millions of Koreans began the annual journey back to their hometowns on Friday, one day ahead of the Lunar New Year long weekend, to gather with their families and pay tribute to their ancestors.
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