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As Interest Rates Rise, Petition Calls for Gov’t to Prevent Banks from Excessive Profiteering

As Interest Rates Rise, Petition Calls for Gov’t to Prevent Banks from Excessive Profiteering

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a rapid hike in lending rates, an online petition calling for the government to prevent commercial banks from excessive profiteering was submitted to the presidential office. The petition, filed through Cheong Wa Dae’s website on Nov. 5, claimed that financial institutions are chalking up excessive profits by raising [...]

Tattooists Again File Constitutional Petition Against Law Banning Tattooing by Non-medical Professionals

Tattooists Again File Constitutional Petition Against Law Banning Tattooing by Non-medical Professionals

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tattooists once again filed a petition with the Constitutional Court Monday against the medical law that requires tattooing to be conducted only by licensed medical personnel. A total of 153 tattooists associated with the Korea Fashion Tattoo Association and the Korea Tattoo Federation said Article 27 of [...]

Constitutional Petition Filed Against Alternative Military Service Law

Constitutional Petition Filed Against Alternative Military Service Law

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A conscientious objector, now carrying out his alternative military service as a prison staff member under the current law after refusing to enlist for religious reasons, has filed a constitutional appeal contending that the alternative military service law is unconstitutional due to its punitive nature, judicial officials said Wednesday. [...]

Anger Mounts over Deepfake Porn Targeting Korean Female Celebs; More than 330,000 Sign Petition

Anger Mounts over Deepfake Porn Targeting Korean Female Celebs; More than 330,000 Sign Petition

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Following a heated scandal over Luda, a chatbot that ended up being unplugged amid controversies over its hypersexualization and unfiltered comments on sexual minorities, South Korea faces another socio-technological issue on how to tackle artificial intelligence technology that targets real, living celebrities as victims of deepfake porn. On Wednesday, [...]

Citizens Call for Dismissal of Mayor Who Supported Japan with Quarantine Goods

Citizens Call for Dismissal of Mayor Who Supported Japan with Quarantine Goods

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizewire) — A petition has been filed via South Korea’s official online petition site to request the mayor’s dismissal and ban the city of Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province from further providing quarantine goods to its Japanese sister and friendship cities. “Gyeongju Mayor Joo Nak-young, who arbitrarily provided quarantine goods to Japan [...]

Tada Operator Files Constitutional Petition Against Revised Passenger Transport Law

Tada Operator Files Constitutional Petition Against Revised Passenger Transport Law

SEOUL, May 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The operator of the ride-hailing service Tada has filed a constitutional appeal against a revised passenger transport service act, company officials said Tuesday, accusing the amendment of infringing on the freedom of corporate activities and other basic rights. The Value Creators & Company (VCNC) submitted the petition to the [...]

Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean animal welfare activists said Thursday they will petition the Constitutional Court next month against the government for not curbing dog meat consumption and slaughterhouses. Members of KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) and the PNR (People for Non-human Rights) said in a news conference the government has infringed [...]

Cheong Wa Dae to Respond to Petition Calling for the Rescue of Retired Working Dogs Used in Lab Experiments

Cheong Wa Dae to Respond to Petition Calling for the Rescue of Retired Working Dogs Used in Lab Experiments

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A Cheong Wa Dae petition calling on authorities to rescue retired detection dogs being used for experiments at the Seoul National University (SNU) has collected more than 200,000 signatures, reaching the minimum requirement to receive an official response from the presidential office. More than 212,000 people had signed the [...]

About 340,000 Sign Up Against Nuclear Phase-out Policy: Activists

About 340,000 Sign Up Against Nuclear Phase-out Policy: Activists

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 340,000 people have signed a petition opposing the Moon Jae-in government’s nuclear phase-out policy and demanding the resumption of construction of the Shin Hanul 3 and 4 nuclear plants, its organizers said Monday. The organizers, led by the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) and civic groups, said [...]