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Tax Agency’s Reform TF Reveals 5 Abuse of Power Cases

Tax Agency’s Reform TF Reveals 5 Abuse of Power Cases

SEJONG, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The state tax agency has been allegedly involved in a number of abuse of power cases for political purposes in the previous conservative governments, a panel said Monday. A task force assigned to carry out sweeping reform of the National Tax Service (NTS) has looked into 60 cases which were suspected of being politically motivated by the tax office. The task force was launched three months after [...]

Thai Government: Korean Masseuse Jobs a Front for Prostitution

Thai Government: Korean Masseuse Jobs a Front for Prostitution

BANGKOK, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Thai government has issued a warning about employment as a masseuse in South Korea, after a series of reports that some Thai women have been forced into prostitution. The warning from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) comes after eight Koreans were arrested for allegedly forcing Thai women into [...]

Piloti-Type Buildings Vulnerable to Earthquakes

Piloti-Type Buildings Vulnerable to Earthquakes

BUSAN, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Piloti-type buildings in South Korea are in the spotlight over their vulnerability to earthquakes in the wake of the 5.4-magnitude temblor in Pohang on Wednesday. Safety concerns are growing over residential buildings supported by pillars on the first floor, also known as pilotis, as one of the most popular architectural [...]

Prosecutors Raid Woori Bank Training Center Over Illicit Hiring Allegations

Prosecutors Raid Woori Bank Training Center Over Illicit Hiring Allegations

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Prosecution investigators raided Woori Bank’s training center Friday over allegations of unfair hiring of employees, just three days after the bank’s head office was raided. Investigators from the Seoul Northern District Prosecutors’ Office searched the training center in Anseong, south of Seoul, as part of an investigation into suspicions [...]

Record Number of Signatures Against Release of Notorious Child Rapist

Record Number of Signatures Against Release of Notorious Child Rapist

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Over 380,000 signatures have been collected on an online petition in protest against what the South Korean public believes is a ‘far too short’ prison sentence for notorious child rapist Cho Doo-soon. Reports that Cho – whose horrifying crime was the subject of the feature film “Hope” – is [...]

Court Rules THAAD-related Documents Must Remain Confidential

Court Rules THAAD-related Documents Must Remain Confidential

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul court ruled Friday that a series of documents jointly drawn up with the United States for the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense battery should remain confidential, as their disclosure would harm national interests. The Seoul Administrative Court delivered the verdict, rejecting [...]