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Regulator Launches Investigation into Coupang’s Alleged Unfair Practices

Regulator Launches Investigation into Coupang’s Alleged Unfair Practices

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — After stoking a series of controversies, including a fire at a logistics center and a poor working conditions, e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. is now facing a government investigation into alleged unfair practices. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) recently noted that Coupang might have violated the Fair Trade Law [...]

Police to Develop AI Technology for Investigative Support

Police to Develop AI Technology for Investigative Support

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency is developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology that automatically sends information helpful for investigation to field investigators. Jang Kwang-ho, head of the smart police intelligence center at the Police Science Institute, introduced the project at a meeting held at the National Police Agency headquarters. Investigators at [...]

Airman Under Probe for Allegedly Taking College Entrance Exam on Behalf of Superior

Airman Under Probe for Allegedly Taking College Entrance Exam on Behalf of Superior

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — An airman is under investigation over allegations he took the annual state-administered college entrance exam on behalf of one of his superiors, military officials said Thursday. The service member, whose identity has been withheld, is suspected of taking the annual College Scholastic Aptitude Test in November on behalf of [...]

The Korean Sherlock Holmes: Police Step Forward to Legalize Private Investigators

The Korean Sherlock Holmes: Police Step Forward to Legalize Private Investigators

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Current and former police officers are teaming up to form an organization, called the Korea Institute for Licensed Private Investigators, the first step forward in legitimizing private investigators, with the ultimate goal of having the national assembly pass legislation to legalize the profession. It’s also the first time that [...]

Seoul Prosecutors Raid More Affiliates of Lotte over Alleged Slush Funds

Seoul Prosecutors Raid More Affiliates of Lotte over Alleged Slush Funds

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Prosecutors launched a second round of raids on affiliates of South Korea’s retail giant Lotte Group on Tuesday as their probe into the country’s fifth-largest conglomerate widens over the group’s alleged slush funds.  The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said it raided a total of 15 places, including 10 [...]

Police Raid Seoul Subway Operator over Maintenance Worker’s Death

Police Raid Seoul Subway Operator over Maintenance Worker’s Death

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Police raided the headquarters of a Seoul subway operator Thursday as part of their probe into the cause of the accident that killed a 19-year-old maintenance worker on a station platform late last month.  The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) dispatched around 100 officers to raid some 10 organizations, [...]