Daily Archive: May 8, 2022

Food shipments to grow 5%

Published by The Bangkok Post Thai food exports are expected to grow by 5% this year after robust growth of 26% in the first quarter, driven by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and mounting concerns about food...

‘Little LA’ planned near new presidential office

SEOUL– The incoming Yoon Suk-yeol government is planning to convert part of a U.S. Forces Korea base adjacent to the new presidential office in Yongsan into a cultural space reminiscent of a “Little LA” and open it to the public in September, official…

Yoon to greet citizens before taking oath of office

SEOUL– Incoming President Yoon Suk-yeol will shake hands and take selfies with people at the National Assembly plaza before walking up to the stage to take his oath of office, the chief of the inauguration committee said Sunday.Yoon will step out of h…

Ahn declares bid for parliamentary seat in Seongnam

SEOUL– Ahn Cheol-soo, the chief of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s transition team, declared his bid for a parliamentary seat in the June by-elections Sunday, vowing to work for the new administration’s success.Ahn, a former presidential candidate who…

N.K. state media outlets remain silent about SLBM launch

SEOUL– North Korea’s official news agency and other state media outlets remained silent Sunday about a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) that the country fired the previous day in its latest saber-rattling ahead of the inauguration of South …

Poet and democracy activist Kim Ji-ha dies at 81

SEOUL– Kim Ji-ha, a South Korean poet and democracy activist who was imprisoned for being critical of the authoritarian government in the 1970s, died at the age of 81 on Sunday, a source said.Kim died at his home with his family at his bedside at arou…