- The Chosun Ilbo’s war on booze continues. This time, they remind us that a bunch of killers and kiddie rapists were drunk when they committed their crimes. Oh, and they continue to discover that—sit down for this—people do stupid things when they’re drunk. They also compared (again) the situation here with the situation abroad, citing one example of a Korean guy who (presumably) got fined by police while in New York on vacation for appearing in public with an open beer bottle. He was at a club and had just stepped outside to get some air. Effing New York.
– Six Indian student have been expelled from KAIST for presenting fake awards to gain admission. It’s been a bad couple of days for foreign students—the Dong-A Ilbo penned a piece (well, first penned by Newsis) on the “serious depravity” of some foreign students, including some who smoke pot, engage in prostitution, cheat on tests and party like its 1999. In one particular incident at a school in Seoul earlier this month, police were called in to break up a loud outdoor party the foreigners were having during the exam period—apparently, it took police several attempts to break the party up.
– Cheating independence fighters of their money? How low is that?
– Christopher Hsu, the very disgruntled ex-boyfriend of the very hot Han Sung-joo, is putting his own mother on the stand. Really, dude, bringing your mom into this? Sheesh.
– North Korea’s Rodong Shinmun blasted Saenuri Party presidential favorite Park Geun-hye, but it did it in a rather interesting way—by quoting other Saenuri Party figures. All in all, actually, the story—actually, an analysis piece of the GNP’s upcoming primary race—wasn’t a bad piece of political reporting.
– Seoul Central District Court has upheld as legal the Defense Ministry’s ban of 23 titles, including Ha-Joon Chang’s “Bad Samaritans,” a really bad move, IMHO.