Monthly Archives: February 2012

Neighbors of former president Doo-hwan Chun, “Please go back to your home town now”

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The NocutNews> on Jan. 31, 2012, reporting the security of three surviving former presidents. Former presidents in Korea are infamous compared with in any other countries since most of their presidency was marred by family-relative and aide frauds or policy debacles. […]

‘Family row’ between Samsung and CJ … where is it heading for?

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The Pressian> on Feb. 23, 2012, reporting an in-depth analysis of the row between Samsung and CJ, two sibling conglomerates with the same root in Korea, resparked by a recent tailing of CJ chairman Jae-hyeon Lee incident by a Samsung employee […]

Ground-lost ‘Jeju naval base’, mind-lost police authority

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The OhmyNews> on Feb. 20, 2012, reporting the lives of Gangjung villagers who are suffering from the tyrannic misuse of police authority. All rights regarding this post stay with the author of the original article or with <The OhmyNews> and this […]

Chaebol chairmen, public donation gesture for ‘exoneration purposes’ … once exonerated, they procrastinate

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The Kyunghyang Shinmun%gt; on Feb. 2, 2012, reporting two faces of Korean chaebol chairmen on public donation: on numerous occasions, when things concerning their illegal activities broke out, they made public pledges to donate their private properties to public but, when […]

21st death of a laid-off former Ssangyong Motors worker

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in the <Voice of People> on Feb. 14, 2012, reporting the 21st death of a laid-off former Ssangyong Motors worker. All rights regarding this post stay with the author of the original article or with <Voice of People> and this post will […]

Who are those beautiful women?

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in on Jan. 10, 2012, reporting a suspicion that some companies (including a newspaper company) or some social groups, especially those of conservative sphere, are trying to manipulate public opinion on Twitter by generating fake ids and employ them as a tool […]

대한민국: 국가보안법을 빌미로 점증하는 인권운동가에 대한 탄압 SOUTH KOREA: Rising attacks on rights defenders under the National Security Act

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an announcement by Asia Human Rights Commission on Feb. 10, 2012, denouncing a series of Korean government’s effort to suppress human rights activists through legal actions under the notorious National Security Act. All rights regarding this post stay with Asia Human Rights Commission and this […]