Massive conservative protests rock Seoul government; Powerful leftist resigns

Massive conservative protests rock Seoul government; Powerful leftist resigns

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2019 Scandal-plagued South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk resigned on Oct. 14 as the opposition turned up the heat on the leftist Moon Jae-In administration, charging a dual system of justice and discrimination against North Korean defectors. On Oct. 9, thousands of protesters jammed the streets near City Hall in […]

Impeachment East: Millions in Seoul demand ouster of leftist president, justice minister

Impeachment East: Millions in Seoul demand ouster of leftist president, justice minister

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2019 The Washington dramas were half a world away for an estimated 3 million generally conservative protesters in Seoul near City Hall on Oct. 3. Despite several rival rallies, the demonstrators — some waving Korean and American flags — were unified in calling for the ouster of South Korean President Moon Jae-In […]

South Korea’s new justice minister confronted by multiple scandals

South Korea’s new justice minister confronted by multiple scandals

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2019 South Korean President Moon Jae-In pushed through his appointment of Cho Kuk to head up the country’s Justice Ministry despite numerous allegations of “unethical and illegal activities,” a report said. Allegations against the newly-appointed Justice Minister include “corruption, abuse of power, and subversive activities against the state,” Tara O, […]

Justice Ministry nominee in Seoul, with financial ties to China, has not renounced communist past

Justice Ministry nominee in Seoul, with financial ties to China, has not renounced communist past

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2019 The nominee to head up South Korea’s Ministry of Justice has said he will not renounce his past ties to communism, which included an arrest in 1993 while he was part of a group which called for an armed revolt to create a workers’ socialist country. Cho Kuk, liberal […]

Ratings tumble for Seoul’s leftist president over corruption, pro-North policies

Ratings tumble for Seoul’s leftist president over corruption, pro-North policies

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2019 Even South Korea’s “mainstream media” which has largely ignored a populist conservative revolt against President Moon Jae-In are reporting that he has squandered his political capital. The number of South Koreans who disapprove of his performance has exceeded 50 percent for the first time since he took office in […]