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Parliament Passes Bill on Designating Fine Dust as Social Disaster

Parliament Passes Bill on Designating Fine Dust as Social Disaster

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s parliament passed eight bills intended to better fight fine dust Wednesday as the country is struggling with its worst-ever particle air pollution. The legislation includes a revision to the disaster and safety management law to include high density of particulate matter as a “social disaster.” Such a [...]

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

BUSAN, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of single-person households in South Korea, the Busan Metropolitan Council plans to deliberate on a ‘loneliness prevention’ bill. “We are trying to develop new legislation that can address the loneliness problem, which is becoming a serious social issue resulting in suicide and solitary deaths,” said [...]

Rep. Lee Jeong-mi Introduces Bill Punishing Sexual Intercourse Without Consent

Rep. Lee Jeong-mi Introduces Bill Punishing Sexual Intercourse Without Consent

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Lee Jeong-mi, a member of the 20th National Assembly and the leader of the Justice Party, has proposed an amendment of a current bill that would make possible punishment of sexual intercourse that takes place without consent. The proposed bill aims to actively protect the rights that individuals have [...]

Park Hopes Social Security Commission Will Lead Welfare Policies

Park Hopes Social Security Commission Will Lead Welfare Policies

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – President Park Geun-hye expressed hope Wednesday that a social security commission will lead the country’s welfare policies. “I hope that (the commission) will always worry and make efforts from the point of the people and build internal stability of social security policies, as well as act as the centripetal [...]