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T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal Highlights South Korea’s Strong Stance on Cannabis

T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal Highlights South Korea’s Strong Stance on Cannabis

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Smoking marijuana is no joke in South Korea.  Despite its growing medicinal applications and lenient approach (regardless of its legality) towards possession and consumption in more than a few countries, marijuana is treated by the Act on the Control of Narcotics as an equal alongside other, sometimes heavier, substances [...]

With Swimming Season Approaching, Police Announce Crackdown on Voyeurism

With Swimming Season Approaching, Police Announce Crackdown on Voyeurism

SEOUL, Jun. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — As the summer is approaching rapidly, the risk of voyeurism is on the rise, particularly at beaches and  swimming pools. Warnings of secret cameras were issued earlier this month with the opening of Haeundae Beach in Busan, which became the first of 272 beaches in South Korea to open [...]

Suicide of Female Naval Officer Sparks Outrage After Reports of Sexual Assault

Suicide of Female Naval Officer Sparks Outrage After Reports of Sexual Assault

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean female navy officer was found hanged to death by her colleagues in an apparent suicide Wednesday, and revelations from an investigation into her death that she had been sexually assaulted have come to light, causing a public outcry. In a memo found in the navy officer’s room, [...]

Navy Captain Arrested for Allegedly Raping Subordinate

Navy Captain Arrested for Allegedly Raping Subordinate

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean female naval officer died in an apparent suicide earlier this week after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague, the Navy said Thursday. Military police arrested the Navy captain who admitted to having sex with her. But he has denied the allegation of sexual assault, according to the Navy. The lieutenant of the Navy’s headquarters at the [...]