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Seoul Eying Malaysian Tourists

Seoul Eying Malaysian Tourists

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolitan city has been staging aggressive tour promotion activities in Malaysia as its nationals have been increasingly touring the country in recent years, a city official said Thursday. The number of Malaysians who have come to South Korea has doubled over the past five years, recording 310,000 [...]

Undereducated Less Likely to Marry and Have Children in South Korea

Undereducated Less Likely to Marry and Have Children in South Korea

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A new report says that South Koreans who are undereducated have a lower chance of getting married and having children, while facing higher divorce mortality risks. South Korea’s education gap is posing a threat to social security, particularly among undereducated individuals, according to a report published Tuesday by Statistics Korea [...]

S. Korea to Halt Benefits to Novartis Drugs over Illegal Rebates

S. Korea to Halt Benefits to Novartis Drugs over Illegal Rebates

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health ministry said Wednesday it will suspend providing benefits for nine variations of two drug types manufactured by the local unit of Novartis after the Swiss pharmaceutical giant was found to have been engaged in illegal kickbacks. For six months starting in August, local customers will have [...]

New Bulletin Board on Jobs Highlights President’s Focus on Job Creation

New Bulletin Board on Jobs Highlights President’s Focus on Job Creation

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae installed a new electric bulletin board Wednesday, offering a quick summary of current conditions in the country’s employment market, while also highlighting the emphasis the new president and his government place on creating jobs.  The new bulletin board was placed at one of [...]

Military Court Sentences Soldier to 6 Months Over Gay Sex

Military Court Sentences Soldier to 6 Months Over Gay Sex

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean army captain who was arrested during a controversial clandestine investigation into gay soldiers in the military received a sentence of six months of imprisonment suspended for one year at his final trial today, despite public calls for his release. Contrary to the widely parroted statement from South [...]

Accidents of Personal Transport Including Segways on the Rise

Accidents of Personal Transport Including Segways on the Rise

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Accidents involving personal transport including scooters and Segways have nearly quadrupled over the past four years, according to recent information compiled by the Hyundai Insurance Research Center. The statistics released yesterday, which were based on the insurance company’s database, revealed that the incidence of accidents increased over 300 percent, [...]