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Prime Minister Orders Officials to Sternly Tackle Fake News

Prime Minister Orders Officials to Sternly Tackle Fake News

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon ordered government officials Tuesday to sternly tackle the spread of fake news that he said is disturbing democracy in the name of free speech. At a Cabinet meeting, Lee raised the need to hold accountable those who produce fake news and spread it intentionally. “(Fake [...]

Park Withdraws Controversial PM Nomination

Park Withdraws Controversial PM Nomination

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Biziwre) – President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday effectively jettisoned her prime minister-designate, caving in to mounting calls to withdraw the “unilateral” nomination, which aggravated a political deadlock sparked by a corruption scandal involving her confidante.  During her rare visit to National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun, Park called on the legislature to [...]

PM Calls for Smaller, More Frugal Weddings

PM Calls for Smaller, More Frugal Weddings

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday encouraged more couples to have smaller and more frugal weddings, saying that an extravagant event imposes huge financial burdens on young people. “People should embrace a culture that promotes frugal yet meaningful weddings,” Hwang said during a luncheon with five newlywed couples at his [...]

S. Korea to Monitor Big State Projects in Real Time for Anti-Corruption Drive

S. Korea to Monitor Big State Projects in Real Time for Anti-Corruption Drive

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn vowed Tuesday to monitor big state projects in real-time in the latest of South Korea’s efforts to preemptively root out corruption. Projects that will be subjected to the government’s real-time monitoring include preparation for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the creation of a science [...]