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Seoul Begins Probe into Possible Faulty Parts in Tesla Model

Seoul Begins Probe into Possible Faulty Parts in Tesla Model

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s transport ministry said Tuesday it has recently ordered a probe into Tesla Motors Inc.’s Model 3 for possible problems with parts. The Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute (KATRI) of the Korea Transportation Safety Authority is looking into whether the Model 3′s Autopilot driver-assist feature has any [...]

Samsung Asks Media to Refrain from Speculative Reporting amid Merger Probe

Samsung Asks Media to Refrain from Speculative Reporting amid Merger Probe

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Group on Sunday asked the media to refrain from publishing speculative reports related to the prosecution’s investigation of a controversial merger of two affiliates. “Speculative or unconfirmed reports with questionable sources are continuing to come out as of late. Of those, some stories are based on the impression [...]

Prosecution Begins Probe into Samsung Heir’s Alleged Drug Abuse, Samsung Denies

Prosecution Begins Probe into Samsung Heir’s Alleged Drug Abuse, Samsung Denies

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Prosecutors have launched an investigation into Samsung heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong’s suspected drug use, while the top conglomerate has flatly denied the allegation. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office began the probe after a whistleblower reported the case to the state anti-corruption watchdog, demanding an investigation into the allegation, according [...]

LG to Face Watchdog Probe over Clothes Dryers

LG to Face Watchdog Probe over Clothes Dryers

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc., South Korea’s major home appliances maker, is set to face a probe from the country’s antitrust watchdog, industry insiders said Thursday, as local consumers plan to submit a collective complaint against the company over its clothes dryers. A Seoul-based law firm representing 560 local consumers said [...]

3 Major Shipbuilders Accused of Not Duly Paying Subcontractors

3 Major Shipbuilders Accused of Not Duly Paying Subcontractors

SEJONG, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Major South Korean shipbuilders have been accused of not duly paying subcontractors for their works, industry sources said Tuesday. The Fair Trade Commission launched probes into Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Samsung Heavy Industries Co. and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. over their alleged failures to pay subcontractors between [...]

Former YG Chief Said to Deny Charges in Overnight Police Questioning

Former YG Chief Said to Deny Charges in Overnight Police Questioning

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Yang Hyun-suk, the scandal-ridden former CEO of YG Entertainment, returned home early Friday morning after undergoing a daylong questioning by police about the allegations that he engaged in habitual gambling abroad and arranged sex services for foreign investors. The 49-year-old Yang emerged from the office of the Seoul Metropolitan [...]

Panel Advises Power Plants to Stop Outsourcing of Certain Tasks After Probe

Panel Advises Power Plants to Stop Outsourcing of Certain Tasks After Probe

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The special investigative panel recommended Monday that power plant operators end the practice of outsourcing major maintenance work to subcontractors, completing a probe into the death of a young contract worker. Kim Yong-gyun, a 24-year-old contract worker, was killed in a conveyor belt accident in December last year at [...]

Oil Mist Leaks at Hanwha Total Caused by Failure to Follow Safety Procedures

Oil Mist Leaks at Hanwha Total Caused by Failure to Follow Safety Procedures

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Massive oil mist leaks from a factory of Hanwha Total Petrochemical in central South Korea in May were caused by the company’s failure to abide by safety procedures and a walkout of skilled employees, a joint government-private investigation team said Friday. The announcement came after two oil mist leaks [...]

Hanwha Total Under Probe for Delayed Report of Oil Mist Leak

Hanwha Total Under Probe for Delayed Report of Oil Mist Leak

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Hanwha Total Petrochemical is under investigation for its delayed report of a massive oil mist leak at its chemical factory in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, last week, provincial officials said Monday. The oil mist leak occurred at the company’s Daesan petrochemical complex in Seosan, 150 kilometers south of Seoul, [...]