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Ministry of Justice Moves to Allow Skilled Migrant Workers to Extend Their Stay

Ministry of Justice Moves to Allow Skilled Migrant Workers to Extend Their Stay

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice announced plans on Wednesday to trial a point-based skilled migration system beginning next month in a bid to address the growing visa issues facing employers and migrant workers. In the past, there have been numerous instances reported where visa issues forced contract workers from foreign countries [...]

Airlines Hit with Fines and Suspension of Pilots for Accidents

Airlines Hit with Fines and Suspension of Pilots for Accidents

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Asiana Airlines was fined 900 million won (US$802,282) for a runway accident two years ago and the pilot responsible stripped of his license, the transport ministry said Thursday while announcing a series of punitive actions against carriers. Korean Air Lines Co. was ordered to pay 600 million won in [...]

Attempted Rape and Voyeurism to be Punished with Chemical Castration Under New Reforms

Attempted Rape and Voyeurism to be Punished with Chemical Castration Under New Reforms

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean lawmakers have passed amendments to sex crime laws which will see those guilty of attempted rape and voyeurism subject to drug treatment, also known as chemical castration, in order to control their sexual impulses. During the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon held on Tuesday at the [...]

What the Undercooked McDonald’s Patty Controversy Teaches Us About Fast-Food Burgers

What the Undercooked McDonald’s Patty Controversy Teaches Us About Fast-Food Burgers

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Fast food chains have long been a staple of modern life in countries around the world, appealing to demographics crossing cultures and age groups. The familiar signs sported by the likes of McDonald’s and Burger King are globally accepted, even comforting to some. However, the recent controversy surrounding an allegedly undercooked [...]

Lawmakers Move to Protect Children from Fatal Heat Stroke and Vehicle Entrapment

Lawmakers Move to Protect Children from Fatal Heat Stroke and Vehicle Entrapment

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Following a case of vehicle entrapment last year which saw a four-year-old trapped in a school bus in the sweltering heat for eight hours, a number of South Korean lawmakers have proposed an amendment to the country’s Automobile Management Act. Yu Dong-soo, a member of the Democratic Party of South [...]

Foreign Ministry to Investigate Rape Allegations at Embassy in Ethiopia

Foreign Ministry to Investigate Rape Allegations at Embassy in Ethiopia

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s foreign ministry said Wednesday that it is conducting an internal investigation into allegations that a diplomat stationed in Ethiopia sexually assaulted a female subordinate. A local news outlet reported that the high-ranking diplomat working at the South Korean Embassy to Ethiopia raped a subordinate official over the [...]