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Parliament Passes Bill Aimed at Toughening Punishment on Drunk Driving

Parliament Passes Bill Aimed at Toughening Punishment on Drunk Driving

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Assembly on Thursday passed a proposal aimed at toughening the punishment for drunk driving at its plenary session. Parliamentary committees separately passed two revised proposals designed to increase punishments in the case of driving under the influence (DUI) a day earlier. The so-called Yoon Chang-ho acts consist [...]

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Going forward, animal hoarders who take on more animals than they can properly care for will be punished for animal abuse. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday that the newly revised animal law outlining the measure will come into effect starting today. The ministry said [...]

Animal Advocates Welcome Proposed Revised Bill

Animal Advocates Welcome Proposed Revised Bill

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Animal rights groups are advocating for a quick approval of an animal protection bill that will ensure the slaughtering of animals follows a certain procedure outlined by law. Civic groups like Care and Korea Association for Animal Protection held a press conference on Thursday in front of the National [...]

Korea Toughening Rules Against Dating Violence, Stalking

Korea Toughening Rules Against Dating Violence, Stalking

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The government announced a set of measures Thursday to curb increasing dating violence and stalking and better support victims. The ministries of gender and justice and the police agency said in a press briefing that the government will enact a new law to punish stalkers with prison terms and [...]

Law Revision Proposed to Ban Coffee at Schools

Law Revision Proposed to Ban Coffee at Schools

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A law revision recently passed a parliamentary committee to ban selling coffee at all elementary, middle and high schools, the food ministry said Thursday. Proposed changes would remove coffee and coffee drinks from school cafeterias, snack stores and vending machines, which mostly cater to faculty members, according to the [...]