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Reporter : Park Yoon-bae
Wed, December 6, 2023 | 00:06
Let's not forget Sewol
It was sad to see the families of the victims of the Sewol ferry shipwreck boycott President Park Geun-hye's visit to the memorial altar in Paengmok Harbor, Jindo, South Jeolla Province, April 16 on the first anniversary of the nation's unprecedented maritime disaster.
'Corrupt mind'
It is unprecedented that a law faces review for its alleged unconstitutionality immediately after its passage. The law in question is the landmark anticorruption bill that won parliamentary approval on March 3.
Lesson from 'nut rage'
The repercussions of the "nut rage" incident involving former Korean Air Vice President Heather Cho continue to reverberate throughout the nation and around the world.
Moving backward
I had lunch with Srirak Plipat, Asia-Pacific director of Transparency International (TI), in Seoul on Nov. 21. He came to Korea as part of an Asian visit before the anticorruption watchdog released its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on Dec. 3.
Arms acquisition rotten to the core
I attended a luncheon meeting hosted by the chief of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) a few years ago when I was an editorial writer. During the meeting, a DAPA official briefed me on the role of the administration, saying it had carried out an important mission of modernizing the nation's weapons system to enhance its military preparedness.
Renewable energy on Mt. Seorak
I went hiking on Mt. Seorak last month. It was about 15 years since I last climbed the scenic mountain. And it was early autumn and I enjoyed the wonderful nature. My love for the national park began one day in May 1990, when I first went there to scale Daecheongbong, the highest peak of the mountain. I vividly remember its beauty and magnificence that remains beyond descript...
Sons, daughters to be honored for filial piety
A Seoul-based anti-cyberbullying network plans to recognize devoted sons and daughters from 17 major Korean cities and provinces as well as China's 33 provinces, the civic organization said Thursday.
In the name of 'gwanchi'
The nation's financial sector has made efforts to improve its competitiveness since the outbreak of the 1997 Asian currency crisis. But such efforts were not successful in turning local banks and other financial companies into global giants.
Lawmakers and lawbreakers
The "hide-and-seek" game between five lawmakers and prosecutors ended in a victory for the law enforcement agency last Thursday. However, it has set a bad precedent for those tenaciously trying to avoid arrest on corruption charges. Without question their act ran afoul of the spirit of the justice system and parliamentary democracy. In a word, they behaved like a petty crimin...
Bahrain embraces e-visa system
Bahrain has revised its visa rule to allow nationals from 101 countries to obtain e-visas from October, simplifying the process of traveling to the Middle Eastern kingdom.