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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 01:03
Court ruling sees spike in help requests on 'Bad Fathers'
Koo Bon-chang, an activist for Korean-Philippine children - referred to as Kopinos here - and the creator of the blog Bad Fathers, said Sunday that last week's court ruling acquitting him and his colleagues of defamation charges has led to countless requests for them to help with recovering overdue child support payments.
Watching migratory birds
Children watch migratory birds from the Nakdong Estuary Eco Center in Busan, Thursday. In winter, swans and mallard ducks stop to feed at the estuary, which is a famous bird watching spot in Korea. /Yonhap
KRA exploits jockeys, drives them to suicide
On Nov. 29 last year, Moon Joong-won, a 40-year-old jockey working at the BusanGyeongnam horse racetrack, committed suicide. He was the seventh person from the same racetrack to kill themselves over the last decade. In his suicide note, Moon criticized the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) for abuse and corruption, and preventing him from becoming a trainer.
Court sides with Kopino activist in defamation case
A local court in Suwon ruled in favor of a Kopino activist, Tuesday, who revealed the faces of people failing to pay child support in a defamation suit, a decision likely to add support to those who do not receive overdue payments.
Singer undergoes questioning on sexual assault allegation
Southern Seoul Police interrogated singer Kim Gun-mo, Wednesday, over an allegation that he sexually assaulted a hostess bar employee in August 2016.
New PET bottle recycling rule effective on Feb. 1
In 2018, a waste crisis occurred in Seoul after private waste collectors refused to pick up plastic, leading to the central government banning the use of plastic bags and cups in big supermarkets and coffee shops nationwide. Starting from Feb. 1, residents of the capital will face another consequence. The city will collect plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate - ...
Moon vows to speed up prosecution reform
President Moon Jae-in sided with Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae, Tuesday, who has been engaged in a high-profile dispute with Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, showing his determination to accelerate prosecutorial reform.
Retired para ice hockey player becomes YouTuber
Han Min-soo, a former national ice hockey player whose team won the bronze medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, has become a YouTuber promoting the sport.
Political tit for tat continues between Cheon Wa Dae and Prosecution
The Ministry of Justice ordered the Supreme Prosecutors Office, Friday, to seek its endorsement when launching a special investigation unit, the latest in a political tit for tat between Cheong Wa Dae and Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol.
Justice minister's top priority: making prosecutors powerless
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae replaced senior prosecutors,Wednesday, who were leading investigations into major corruption scandals involving President Moon Jae-in's aides. Han Dong-hoon, the head of the anti-corruption department, who was looking into alleged illegal actions by former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, was assigned to the No. 2 post in the High Prosecutors Office in Bu...