Leaking secret summit transcripts and interfering in presidential elections may be OK, but playing go-stop on the job is not:
The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld a high court ruling that the dismissal of a National Intelligence Service administrative officer for playing “go-stop,” a popular Korean card game, while on duty was unjustifiable.
The official surnamed Kim, 52, who joined the spy agency in 1987, played cards with his colleague 10 times during a five-month span from May 2009, with bets wagered on each game amounting to some 200,000 won.
“Public organizations have their own jurisdiction on how to punish a civil servant. But the dismissal of the official for this misconduct is too severe,” the top court said in its ruling.
I’ll let you ponder that for a while.