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Reporter : Ahn Seong-jin
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 21:42
[Editorial] Ahn's growing popularity
Minor opposition People's Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo is drawing attention after gaining a double-digit support rate in recent opinion polls. According to a survey by Embrain Public released Monday, Ahn secured a 10.1 percent support rate. 국민의당 안철수 대선후보가 최근 여론조사에서 두 자릿수 지지율을 얻어 눈길을 끌고 있다. 월요일 엠브레인퍼블릭이 발표한 여론조사에서 안철수 후보는 10.1%의 지지율을 기록했다.
[Editorial] Lack of discipline, vigilance
An unidentified South Korean was found to have crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea, raising concerns about the military's security lapse. This case has demonstrated that there is a big hole in the military's readiness posture. 신원 미상의 남한 주민이 중무장된 남북 접경을 넘어 북한으로 탈출한 것으로 밝혀져 군의 안보 실책에 대한 우려가 커지고 있다. 이번 사건은 군의 대비 태세에 큰 구멍이 있음을 보여주었다.
[Editorial] Let's make fresh start
The New Year has just started, bringing both challenges and opportunities to the country. This is an important year for the people of South Korea who are craving for a return to normal life and a better future, all the more so as they will choose their new leader in the March 9 presidential election. 우리나라에 도전과 기회를 가져다 주는 새해가 막 시작되었다. 일상 회복과 더 나은 미래를 열망하는 국민들에게는 3월 9일에 있을 대선에서...
[Editorial] Brazen-faced move
Japan has come under growing criticism for pushing to register as a UNESCO World Heritage Site former mines that used Korean forced labor during the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. On Tuesday, Japan's Cultural Affairs Agency proposed a number of mines on Sado, an island in Niigata Prefecture as a 2023 candidate for the UNESCO list. 일본은 1910년부터 1945년까지의...
[Editorial] Lame apology
The wife of main opposition People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol made a belated apology Sunday over allegations that she had falsified credentials for lecturing posts in colleges. During a press briefing at the PPP headquarters, Kim Keon-hee acknowledged she exaggerated or falsified her career to stand out and felt ashamed of such misdeeds. 국민의힘 윤석열 대...
[Editorial] Kim's decade of rule
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is taking advantage of the 10th anniversary of the death of his father Kim Jong-il to tighten his grip on power. The North held a memorial event for the late Kim in Pyongyang, Friday; and also marked the current leader’s first decade of rule, calling for the people’s “absolute trust” in him. 김정은 북한 국무위원장이 아버지 김정일 사망 10주기를 맞아 권력 장악에 박차를 가하고 있다. ...
Notorious child rapist attacked at home
Notorious child rapist Cho Doo-soon, 69, was attacked at his home by a vigilante, police said, Friday. The injury was not serious. 아동성폭행범 조두순 씨(69)가 본인을 응징하겠다며 자신의 집에 침입한 이에게 피습됐다. 부상 정도는 크지 않은 것으로 전해졌다.
61 lawmakers awarded by Sunfull Foundation for using positive, respectful language
Sixty-one lawmakers were awarded by Sunfull Foundation for their use of positive language and words during legislative meetings, according to the foundation. 국회의원 61명이 국회 회기 동안 아름다운 말을 사용한 공로로 선플재단에서 상을 받았다고 이 재단이 밝혔다.
[Editorial] Joining mega FTA
South Korea has begun the process of entering a mega free trade agreement comprising 11 Asia-Pacific nations. It has been proactively reviewing joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in consideration of the “economic and strategic values,” according to Economy and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki. The government will begin discus...
Man arrested for murder of ex-girlfriend's mother
A 26-year-old man was arrested Friday after killing his ex-girlfriend's mother and injuring her younger brother, police said. 전 여자친구의 어머니를 살해하고 남동생을 다치게 한 26세 남성이 금요일 체포됐다고 경찰이 밝혔다.
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