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Retired Supreme Court Justice Calls on Korea to Face Responsibility for Vietnam War

Retired Supreme Court Justice Calls on Korea to Face Responsibility for Vietnam War

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A renowned former Supreme Court justice has called on South Korea to acknowledge its involvement in the Vietnam War. Kim Young-ran, who proposed the Kim Young-ran Act, a self-titled anti-graft bill, said, “I want to prove that our country can acknowledge its own wrongdoings and is more than capable of [...]

First Day of Anti-Graft Law: Caution and Confusion

First Day of Anti-Graft Law: Caution and Confusion

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Amid controversy and doubt, Korea’s new anti-graft law finally went into effect on Wednesday.  The law makes it illegal for public officials, journalists, and private school faculty members (and their spouses) to accept meals priced higher than 30,000 won (US$27), gifts exceeding 50,000 won, and congratulatory and condolence money [...]

Seismic Changes Expected in Korean Golfing Culture with New Anti-Graft Law

Seismic Changes Expected in Korean Golfing Culture with New Anti-Graft Law

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Golf is an expensive sport to learn in Korea, and although the sport has become more affordable and accessible to ordinary individuals with a rising number of indoor screen golf ranges, the common perception is still that golf is a luxury sport. This is also why it’s a ‘reception [...]

Ex-anti-corruption Chief Voices Regret over ‘Reduced’ Law

Ex-anti-corruption Chief Voices Regret over ‘Reduced’ Law

“It’s regrettable that the law regressed from its original draft. The original draft included three key elements of banning unjust business favors and bribe taking and preventing public officials from pursuing private benefits in handling their given work. But the last element was omitted from the final law.” “I think we can’t just criticize this [...]