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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Thu, March 30, 2023 | 16:12
Ruling party divided over naming President Yoon 'honorary party chairman'
Mixed opinions have been raised within the ruling People Power Party (PPP) over a scenario of appointing President Yoon Suk Yeol as “honorary party chairman” for unity between the government and the party. The PPP's pro-Yoon faction showed positive responses to this scenario, saying the president's pledges are the same as the party's official promises to the public, but those...
Ruling party floor leader slams opposition for abusing dominance at Assembly
Ruling People Power Party (PPP) floor leader Joo Ho-young said Tuesday that parliamentary democracy has been crumbling since the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) gained a majority of National Assembly seats. Joo also accused the DPK of having double standards, which is a major contributor to the increasing public distrust in the Assembly, adding that DPK Chairm...
President calls for measures to ease financial burden on working-class families
President Yoon Suk Yeol ordered the country's financial authorities, Monday, to come up with measures to have banks, which reaped huge profits from rising interest rates, contribute to easing the financial burden felt by borrowers.
Yoon's drive to reform pension system, government loses steam
Recent decisions from the National Assembly - a refusal to revive key pension rates and a vote to impeach the interior minister - seem to be thwarting President Yoon Suk Yeol's efforts to reform the nation's pension system and governmental working processes. The parliamentary special committee on pension reform said last week that “it is not the time to discuss revisions to t...
NK forces people named 'Ju-ae' to change their names: report
North Korea is compelling people who have the same name as leader Kim Jong-un's daughter, Ju-ae, to change their name, as part of the regime's effort to idolate the young girl, who is assumed to be about 10 years old, and who is expected to be the country's next leader, according to a recent media report.
Underdog rattles PPP's two-way race to elect new leader
The ruling People Power Party's (PPP) competition to elect a new leader took a new twist after an underdog candidate, Chun Ha-ram, emerged out of the blue to rattle the two-way race between Reps. Kim Gi-hyeon and Ahn Cheol-soo.
President blames predecessor for downsizing security meeting for 'fake peace'
President Yoon Suk Yeol criticized the previous Moon Jae-in administration for relying on a “fake peace” with North Korea and weakening the country's preparedness to defend itself against various threats from the North.
Presidential office tests waters as opposition moves to impeach interior minister
The presidential office is wary of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK's) attempt to impeach Minister of the Interior and Safety Lee Sang-min for his allegedly insufficient response to the Itaewon crowd disaster last October.
Ahn Cheol-soo suspends campaigning for ruling party chairmanship amid conflict with President Yoon
Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo, a chairman candidate for the ruling People Power Party (PPP), suspended his public activities on Monday, following a conflict with the presidential office over his remarks on a coalition between himself and President Yoon Suk Yeol. According to Ahn's camp, the three-term lawmaker has canceled his appearances.
North Korea likely to celebrate Feb. 8 Army Day anniversary with nighttime event
North Korea is anticipated to hold a nighttime military parade to celebrate its Feb. 8 Army Day anniversary, according to multiple reports showing satellite images of Pyongyang preparing for the event.
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