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Reporter : Jung Da-min
Mon, July 4, 2022 | 21:15
Minister nominees embroiled in controversies
Nominees for the cabinet of the incoming Yoon Suk-yeol administration are facing mounting allegations of corruption and questions over their qualifications, portending bumpy rides at their National Assembly confirmation hearings. As of Thursday, the president-elect wrapped up the nominations for his Cabinet, including of the prime minister and 18 ministers.
Prosecutor general goes all out to protest ruling party's reform bill
Prosecutor General Kim Oh-soo is making all-out efforts to stop the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) push for prosecutorial reform, aimed at separating its investigative and prosecutorial powers.
Transition team, ruling party clash over prosecutorial reform
Political conflicts between the nation's liberal and conservative blocs are reaching a fever pitch over the former's policy drive for prosecutorial reform aimed at taming the prosecution's investigative power.
Ruling party to push for prosecutorial reform bill passage
Hardliners have gained the upper hand inside the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) about a drive to reform the prosecution to separate its investigative and prosecution powers in response to its overreaching role in alleged past corruption cases. But a few DPK members expressed concerns about the manner in which the reform is being pursued ahead of the local elec...
President-elect nominates 8 Cabinet ministers
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol announced his choices for eight Cabinet ministers on Sunday in the first batch of nominations. The nominations came a month before Yoon takes office on May 10. During a press conference at the transition committee's headquarters in central Seoul, Sunday, Yoon named the eight nominees, including Rep. Choo Kyung-ho of the main opposition conservati...
More Koreans now see themselves as conservative than progressive
The percentage of people who identify themselves as conservative has surpassed those who say they are liberal or progressive for the first time in five years, according to an annual survey by a government-funded research institute.
Seoul protests Beijing depicting Korean clothes as source of COVID-19
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed regret over Chinese state-run media depicting clothes imported from Korea as the possible source of COVID-19 infections in China. “China has recently stepped up quarantine measures not only on clothes they import from South Korea but also for almost all imported goods from other countries,” a ministry official told reporters, Thur...
North Korea feared to return to nuclear brinkmanship
Concerns are rising that North Korea may be returning to nuclear brinkmanship by conducting another nuclear test ahead of major political events, including the 10th anniversary of leader Kim Jong-un's inauguration on April 11, as well as the April 15 Day of the Sun, an annual holiday marking the birthday of Kim Il-sung, North Korea's founding leader. According to U.S. governm...
Commentator shares storytelling know-how
Choi Young-il, host of a political affairs radio program with local broadcaster KBS, is a veteran commentator with experience covering a wide range of topics in the fields of politics, economy, society and culture. Before becoming a full-time commentator about 10 years ago, he spent 20 years in businesses and startups.
Lawmakers vow legislative efforts to guarantee basic rights of disabled people
A total of 72 lawmakers have vowed to make bipartisan efforts to guarantee universal rights for the disabled. The lawmakers, including Rep. Kim Yea-ji of the conservative main opposition People Power Party (PPP), Rep. Choi Hye-young of the liberal ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Rep. Jang Hye-yeong of the progressive minor opposition Justice Party, pledged to make ...
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