Daily Archive: January 13, 2020

Cheong Wa Dae hails passage of bills on prosecution reform

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in’s office welcomed the passage of bills Tuesday that grant police more investigative power as the completion of a system to reform the state prosecution.”Finally, the bills on adjusting the investigative rights of the prose…

Assembly approves prime minister nominee

SEOUL– The National Assembly on Monday endorsed President Moon Jae-in’s pick for new prime minister despite strong resistance from the main opposition party.The legislature passed the confirmation motion for Chung Sye-kyun at a plenary session. The si…

Ulsan vice mayor again summoned in election-meddling scandal

SEOUL– Song Byung-gi, the Ulsan vice mayor suspected of illegally intervening in the 2018 mayoral election in the southeastern city, was called in by Seoul prosecutors on Monday for his first questioning after a court rejected a pretrial detention war…

Lawmaker picked for presidential panel on aging society

SEOUL– A ruling party lawmaker has been appointed as vice head of the presidential advisory group on polices related to falling birth rates and the aging society, Cheong Wa Dae said Monday.President Moon Jae-in installed Rep. Seo Hyung-soo of the Demo…

Record 73,000 elderly drivers return licenses in 2019

SEOUL– A record 73,000 elderly drivers voluntarily gave up their licenses last year in accordance with the government’s campaign to reduce traffic accidents caused by older adults, police data showed Monday.According to the National Police Agency (NPA…

Trump sends congratulatory message for Korean American Day

LOS ANGELES– U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday sent a congratulatory message for Korean American Day, noting the contributions Korean Americans have made to the country, the South Korean consulate in Los Angeles said.In 2005, the U.S. Congress pas…