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Far-right Christians Hinder Legislation at National Assembly

Far-right Christians Hinder Legislation at National Assembly

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Far-right Christian groups are obstructing the works of the National Assembly with protests against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals. Representatives at the National Assembly in charge of submitting or processing bills related to human rights protection are constantly hindered by these groups, who call the bills ‘legislation [...]

S. Korea’s Parliament Opens New 4-year Term amid Pandemic Crisis

S. Korea’s Parliament Opens New 4-year Term amid Pandemic Crisis

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s National Assembly kicked off its new four-year term Saturday amid the urgent task of containing the COVID-19 pandemic and curbing its economic fallout. The ruling Democratic Party dominates the 300-member parliament with 177 seats, while the main opposition United Future Party (UFP) holds 103 seats. But public [...]

Revision Bill on Banning Tada’s Taxi Business Passed at Parliamentary Committee

Revision Bill on Banning Tada’s Taxi Business Passed at Parliamentary Committee

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A National Assembly committee on Friday passed a revision bill on effectively outlawing the controversial taxi business of Tada, a South Korean ride-hailing service operator. The revision to the passenger transport service act, approved by the parliamentary transportation panel, restricts the outsourcing of drivers for the use of rental [...]

Controversy Looms over New Legislation to Restrict Shopping Mall Operating Hours

Controversy Looms over New Legislation to Restrict Shopping Mall Operating Hours

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean shopping mall operators are paying attention to the National Assembly’s upcoming decision on a new legislative bill during the regular session that starts on Thursday. The ruling party is currently pushing for stricter regulations that would require large-sized malls, so-called super supermarkets (SSMs), and shopping complexes to [...]

Sign Language Translation Coming to Disaster Broadcasts

Sign Language Translation Coming to Disaster Broadcasts

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A series of disaster-related bills have been proposed by the National Assembly amid frequent fires, including wildfires in Gangwon Province. Rep. Kang Byong-won of the ruling Democratic Party announced on Thursday that he would propose a revision to the Act for Development of Broadcasting and Communications that requires broadcasters to provide [...]