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Teenagers Punished for Ring and Run Pranks

Teenagers Punished for Ring and Run Pranks

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers responsible for ring and run pranks and damaging doors were caught by the police. Seoul’s Seongbuk Police Station apprehended 11 teenagers for damaging public property. Each of them were fined 200,000 won (US$169). The teenagers are responsible for damaging the security entrance to an apartment building in Seoul’s [...]

Conscientious Objectors Get Prison Time Despite Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision

Conscientious Objectors Get Prison Time Despite Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision last year that religious and conscientious beliefs are to be considered valid reasons for refusing the military service mandate, an increasing number of courts across South Korea have been accepting conscientious objectors. However, there continue to be a number of cases where objectors [...]

Supreme Court Rules That Selling Coupons for Plastic Surgery Online is Illegal

Supreme Court Rules That Selling Coupons for Plastic Surgery Online is Illegal

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court has ruled that the practice of selling coupons for plastic surgery through online shopping malls and claiming a certain portion of the treatment cost as commission is illegal. The Supreme Court accepted prior court decisions in cases involving an online shopping mall representative and a plastic [...]

Busan to Pass S. Korea’s First City Ordinance on Tackling Loneliness

Busan to Pass S. Korea’s First City Ordinance on Tackling Loneliness

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Busan is expected to pass South Korea’s first city ordinance to address loneliness, which is becoming a serious social problem. The Busan Metropolitan Council announced on Thursday that it will bring the legislation to the permanent committee for review today. The ordinance defines loneliness as solitary [...]

Gyeonggi Gov’t Pushing for Regulations to Ensure Playtime for Kindergarten and Elementary Students

Gyeonggi Gov’t Pushing for Regulations to Ensure Playtime for Kindergarten and Elementary Students

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly will push for the establishment of regulations to guarantee longer “playtime” by adjusting the break times of kindergartens and elementary schools. Kim Kyung-hee, a member of the Assembly Committee on Education announced on Thursday that the assembly will propose an ordinance at the council’s interim [...]

Supreme Court Rules Working Age Limit for Cement Truck Drivers Should be Raised

Supreme Court Rules Working Age Limit for Cement Truck Drivers Should be Raised

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled recently that the working age limit for ready-mix concrete truck drivers should be raised to over 60 years old. The decision comes after the Supreme Court’s consensus in February that the working age limit for physical laborers should be raised to the maximum of [...]