Monthly Archives: October 2011

12 toxic installations (to Korea) in KOR-US FTA .. a soccer analogy

Disclaimer: KOR-US FTA ratification in Korea National Assembly is ahead and heated discussions on 12 archetypal installations toxic to Korean judicial system, economy, and social network in general in KOR-US FTA are going on in mainly internet such as Twitter-verse. However, due to the legal nature of KORE-US FTA, terms are quite evolved and efforts […]

GNP “We will scrap all SNU budget” … Ahn resigns

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The Hankyoreh> on October 28, 2011. It reports the sudden resignation of Cheol-soo Ahn, the president of Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology (AICT) Seoul National University (SNU) possibly due to pressure from the Grand National Party (GNP) who thinks they lost […]

President’s son, 3rd year office worker, bought a 5B KRW (4.4M USD) house

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of a news article appeared in <SisaIN>, a weekly truly impartial investigative news journal (a rare thing in Korean news media environment), on October 11, 2011 regarding the land President Lee’s son Si-hyung Lee purchased in May about 5 months ago. Since this report, suspicions regarding […]

Korean political fabric, future of Seoul .. all on the line

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative translation of an article appeared in <Hankook Ilbo> on October 25, 2011, briefly describing the political meaning of by-election that will be held the next day. Though brief, it touches all important aspects I think and that’s why I translated here. All rights regarding this post rest on […]

Ex-CEO of AhnLab Inc. implores people’s participation in October 26 by-election

1955년 12월 1일, 목요일이었습니다. 미국 앨라배마 주의 ‘로자 파크스’라는 한 흑인여성이 퇴근길 버스에 올랐습니다. 잠시 후 비좁은 버스에 백인 승객이 오르자 버스 기사는 그녀에게 자리를 양보할 것을 지시했습니다. 그녀는 이를 거부했고 체포돼 재판에 넘겨졌습니다. 하지만 이 작은 움직임은 많은 사람들의 공감을 불러일으켰고 미국 흑인 인권운동에 큰 전환점이 됐습니다. 흑인에게 법적 참정권이 주어진 것은 1870년이었지만, 흑인이 […]

‘Vote-shot’ guideline .. you are so confusing!

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The Hankyoreh> on October 25, 2011, covering the ‘vote-shot’ guideline announced by the National Election Commission (NEC). It’s almost satiric that such a confusing guideline is needed for a country where 80%, 39% of total population in the age range 25 […]

Summary of Ssangyong Motors incident

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of a blog that summarizes the Ssangyong Motors incident between 2004 and 2009. I chose this blog since this one contains all materials necessary to understand the background information why so many Ssangyong Motors workers commit suicide since the end of the whole incident in 2009. (Totally […]