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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Fri, August 19, 2022 | 23:50
Law revised to better protect athletes from abusive coaches
The National Assembly has passed an amendment to better protect athletes from abuse and violence, several weeks after the tragic death of promising triathlete Choi Suk-hyeon. Under the revised National Sports Promotion Act, sports organization members are required to report violations of athletes' human rights, including physical and sexual abuse, to the Sports Ethics Center....
'Heukhyeong,' 'jjangkkae' among pejorative terms listed by human rights body
“Heukhyeong,” which means “black brother” in Korean, and “jjangkkae,” a demeaning term some Koreans use to refer to Chinese people, are among the pejorative expressions listed by the human rights body. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) said Tuesday that it distributed an education guide to 12,000 schools and other public institutions across the country as ...
Kazakh man honored for saving 10 people from blaze
A Kazakh man, 28, an undocumented migrant who risked his life to rescue 10 people from a burning building in March, has received an award for his heroic deeds. Kim Jin-ha, head of the Yangyang County Office in Gangwon Province, presented the award to Yuldashev Aliakbar, better known as “Ali” among Koreans, for outstanding bravery. The ceremony was held at Kim's office after t...
New Zealand citizens among flood victims: report
New Zealand nationals were among the victims confirmed dead after a mudslide engulfed a resort pension in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, amid heavy rain in Korea's central regions earlier this week, according to a local media report. Police and rescue workers said Tuesday that they recovered the bodies of three people, who were inside when it was buried under a landslide Monday...
Bill proposed to ban top-ranking policymakers from owning more than one house
A bill has been proposed to ban top-ranking government officials, including lawmakers and ministers, from owning more than one house amid soaring housing prices across Korea. Rep. Sim Sang-jeung, leader of the minor opposition Justice Party, proposed the bill Monday, saying change is necessary to rebuild public trust in the government's real estate policies. “(If passed), the...
Two refugee brokers arrested over fraudulent applications
Two brokers have been arrested on charges of helping 146 foreigners file fraudulent refugee applications for money. According to Busan Immigration Office's investigation bureau Monday, a Vietnamese woman, 27, was recently arrested for allegedly helping 91 Vietnamese file the applications with false information so they could stay and work in Korea until the process is complete...
Interpreters feel pinch of COVID-19 pandemic
Lee, an interpreter with 15 years' experience in the industry, was looking forward to a busy year while making plans for 2020. But the new coronavirus plunged the world into a “crisis like no other” early this year, forcing many countries to shut borders and cancel international events. “My income has been halved compared with the same period last year and I'm considered one ...
Gov't seeks to extend foreign workers' stay permits amid pandemic
Korea is seeking to extend stay permits for foreign workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Wednesday that the government is planning to lengthen the stay for foreign workers and temporarily allow them to work on farms. It would be a win-win for many workers who cannot immediately leave here after their visas have expired because of travel restr...
Heavy rain in capital area forecast to continue until Thursday morning [PHOTOS]
Heavy rain that pounded the capital region of the Korean Peninsula is forecast to continue until Thursday morning. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration Wednesday, torrential rain of over 30 mm an hour, accompanied by lightning strikes and thunder, lashed Seoul and other regions, including Gyeonggi, Chungcheong and Gangwon provinces.
Military guardhouse system to be abolished after 124 years
The South Korean military's notorious detention system will fade into history after 124 years. The Ministry of Defense said Tuesday that its guardhouses, where rank-and-file soldiers can be detained up to 15 days without warrants, will be abolished by Aug 5.
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