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Prosecution Says ex-President Park Privately Used NIS Funds

Prosecution Says ex-President Park Privately Used NIS Funds

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Prosecutors said Wednesday that former President Park Geun-hye is suspected of privately using illicit funds which the National Intelligence Service (NIS) regularly provided to the presidential office during her term. An official from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office made the remarks while defending against the accusations that their [...]

Public Cheers as Incoming President Cracks Down on Telecom Charges

Public Cheers as Incoming President Cracks Down on Telecom Charges

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – As Moon Jae-in was sworn into office as the 19th president of South Korea earlier this week, a pledge made during his campaign to scrap what is widely known as minimum phone bill charges has come back into the spotlight, a policy many voters viewed favorably amid a record high [...]

Incoming President to Bring Abandoned Dog and Cat to Blue House

Incoming President to Bring Abandoned Dog and Cat to Blue House

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Now that South Korea’s newly elected president Moon Jae-in has been sworn into office, public attention is turning to whether his pets – rescued dog Maru and cat Jjingjjingi – will accompany him to the Blue House as the very first First Dog from a shelter and First Cat in [...]

Civic Activists to Sue against Former President over Memoir

Civic Activists to Sue against Former President over Memoir

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Civic activists said Tuesday they have filed a complaint with the prosecution against former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak over his memoir. The activists took the legal action on Monday, accusing Lee of violating the law on the management of presidential records and leaking secrets through the recent publication [...]