Monthly Archives: April 2013

Eight year jailing of former administration office head of ‘Dogani’ Inhwa school finalized

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Hankyoreh> on April 25, 2013, reporting sentencing of final sexual violators of former Inhwa school employees. This concludes legal measures against the gruesome story of Inhwa school. All rights regarding this post stay with the author(s) of the original article or with […]

Succession of entry denial against foreign environment activists in Korea

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Hankyoreh> on April 25, 2013, reporting Korean government’s continued and seemingly targeted entry denial against foreign activists. All rights regarding this post stay with the author(s) of the original article or with <Hankyoreh> and this post will be scrapped immediately at their request. […]

“Strong pressure from top brass while investigating NIS agent incident” – police investigation chief

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <OhmyNews> on April 20, 2013, reporting an investigation chief’s revelation that police top brass tried to intervene the investigation of NIS agent’s illegal mingle with domestic politics from the start. They even transferred the investigation chief to other police station away […]

‘Union’ not a culprit for loss, MOHW

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <OhmyNews> on April 20, 2013, reporting the cause of operational loss analyzed by Ministry of Health and Welfare, whose conclusion was diametrically different from that of Gyeongnam province’s claim. All rights regarding this post stay with the author(s) of the original […]

‘Humidifier disinfectant’ damages, ‘None of our business’, say government ministries

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Kyunghyang Shinmun> on April 18, 2013, reporting government’s late and half-hearted response to humidifier disinfectant incident since two years ago. All rights regarding this post stay with the author(s) of the original article or with <Kyunghyang Shinmun> and this post will be scrapped […]

Proper supervision of chemicals could have prevented ‘murders’ by humidifier disinfectant

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Kyunghyang Shinmun> on April 16, 2013, reporting the government’s failure in so-called ‘humidifier disinfectant’ incident where presumably hundreds of people, mostly babies and infants, died due to lung damage from the inhalation toxicity of humidifier disinfectants’ raw material. What’s more surprising and […]

Do you really know what public healthcare means?

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an opinion appeared in <Hankyoreh 21> on March 25, 2013 on the meaning of public healthcare. All rights regarding this post stay with the author(s) of the original article or with <Hankyoreh 21> and this post will be scrapped immediately at their request. In the […]