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RB Korea Chief Blames Lax Gov’t Supervision for Humidifier Sanitizer Scandal

RB Korea Chief Blames Lax Gov’t Supervision for Humidifier Sanitizer Scandal

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The chief of a local humidifier disinfectant manufacturer responsible for the nation’s worst consumer chemical disaster that broke out in 2011 triggered a controversy Wednesday by arguing that the tragedy was caused by insufficient government supervision. Park Dong-suk, CEO of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser (RB Korea), a wholly owned unit [...]

Parliament Hearing to Focus on Park’s Alleged Inaction during Ferry Disaster

Parliament Hearing to Focus on Park’s Alleged Inaction during Ferry Disaster

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s National Assembly will hold the third round of hearings on Wednesday to investigate the corruption and influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her longtime friend.  The session is expected to focus on Park’s alleged inaction and her whereabouts at the time of a deadly ferry disaster [...]

Korean Experts Warn of Hearing Loss Dangers

Korean Experts Warn of Hearing Loss Dangers

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – With industrialization, technological advancement, and diverse cultural content infiltrating our everyday lives, our ears are exposed to a constant onslaught of noise and sounds.  But despite the little attention most people pay to the health of their ears, experts claim that potential health implications are high, and that hearing [...]

S. Korea Holds Hearing on Volkswagen Korea’s Emissions Scandal

S. Korea Holds Hearing on Volkswagen Korea’s Emissions Scandal

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government held a hearing on German carmaker Volkswagen’s emissions scandal Monday before finalizing a decision that can revoke the certifications of dozens of its vehicle models implicated in the scandal.  The Ministry of Environment conducted the hearing at the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) in Incheon, [...]