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Gov’t Orders Emergency Engine Checks for Korean Airlines’ Boeing 737 Jets

Gov’t Orders Emergency Engine Checks for Korean Airlines’ Boeing 737 Jets

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s transport ministry on Saturday issued an emergency order instructing local airlines to inspect their Boeing 737 jets following reports of engine shutdowns during flights. Boeing 737 airplanes that parked for at least seven straight days, or flew fewer than 11 times since being returned to service, are [...]

Financial Firms to be Under Scrutiny over Controversial Derivative Products

Financial Firms to be Under Scrutiny over Controversial Derivative Products

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s financial regulator said Thursday it will begin inspecting financial firms later this week over sales of controversial derivative products that carry the risk of losing nearly all investment. Choi Jong-ku, chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), told lawmakers that financial authorities will start an inspection into [...]

Food Ministry to Inspect Diet Drinks Made from Fermented Pineapple Vinegar

Food Ministry to Inspect Diet Drinks Made from Fermented Pineapple Vinegar

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety revealed today that it was planning to inspect so-called “diet drinks” made from fermented pineapple vinegar. The ministry went through 74 petitions that were posted online between June 8 and August 31 and chose to investigate the fermented pineapple vinegar drink that [...]

Seoul City to Inspect Public Restrooms for Hidden Cameras

Seoul City to Inspect Public Restrooms for Hidden Cameras

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government announced an ambitious plan Sunday to carry out daily inspections of all public restrooms in the city for hidden cameras that are used for crimes against women. The move comes amid growing public anger toward sexual violence and hidden camera crimes. Currently, the city employs [...]

Undercover Hotel Checks to Ensure Safety and Hygienic Practices

Undercover Hotel Checks to Ensure Safety and Hygienic Practices

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The government announced today that it would be implementing a system that would see government regulators checking into hotels unannounced to ensure hotel rooms and food service offered by hotels are maintained in a safe and hygienic manner. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) said it would [...]

Undercover Inspectors Commissioned for Safety Checks in Seoul

Undercover Inspectors Commissioned for Safety Checks in Seoul

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A new team of undercover inspectors was launched yesterday, tasked with making unannounced rounds at construction sites to prevent accidents. The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that Mayor Park Won-soon had handed out individual badges to 20 newly commissioned undercover safety inspectors. The team, composed of experts in the [...]

Civic Groups Denounce Ex-President Lee’s Four Rivers Project

Civic Groups Denounce Ex-President Lee’s Four Rivers Project

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the release by the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) of a report that claims ex-President Lee Myung-bak’s Four Rivers Project was fraught with irregularities and conducted without proper oversight, a number of civic groups have issued statements in response, denouncing the former leader and calling for his [...]

National Forensic Service to Investigate iPhone Slowdown Claims

National Forensic Service to Investigate iPhone Slowdown Claims

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Forensic Service will be investigating allegations that U.S. smartphone maker Apple deliberately caused the slowdown of its older iPhone models. The Seoul-based civic group Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty submitted iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models as samples to the National Forensic Service for an in-depth inspection. [...]