After then-President Lee Myung-bak apologized at the end of his term in 2011 for not being able to keep his campaign promise to build a new airport in South Gyeongsang, then-lawmaker Park Geun-hye stressed that campaign promises must be kept. Five ... Korea Joongang Daily, 5 days ago
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Just like other past administrations, the review of Lee Myung-bak's administration is not good. The four-rivers restoration project had dubious effects despite astronomical investment, and the natural resources diplomacy is tainted with corruption ...Korea Joongang Daily, 1 month ago
In 2003, Seoul's then mayor Lee Myung Bak went on a "car-lite" strategy to rejuvenate the capital. He proposed the removal of a major elevated highway in the city to restore a river beneath it - a highly unpopular move back then, but one which ...Asiaone, 2 months ago Fewer and pricier parking spaces to deter driving Torque, 2 months ago
There are serious questions about controversial Bylong and Wallarah 2 coal mine projects. A KOREAN Government restructure of state-owned resource companies has raised big questions about the future of the controversial Bylong and Wallarah 2 coal ...Lakes Mail, 1 day ago
Prosecutors summoned Nam Sang-tae, the former CEO of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), on Monday to question him on his alleged involvement in the company's accounting fraud. Nam, 66, appeared at the Seoul High Prosecutors Office to ...Korea Joongang Daily, 1 day ago
Trashing English channel Scandalous appointments atrophy Arirang The government has turned Arirang TV, the state-subsidized global all-English channel with great potential for projecting Korea's soft power, into a political trash can. By ...Yonhap News Agency, 4 days ago
Three liberal opposition parties on Thursday jointly submitted a resolution urging the president to fire her veterans affairs minister over his military parade plan. The Minjoo Party, the People's Party and the Justice Party jointly sponsored the ...Korea Joongang Daily, 5 days ago
State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi smiles as she visits the 1148ft. observation deck at the Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting, in Tokyo April 18, 2013. (Photo: Franck Robichon / Reuters) As Burma's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi ...Irrawaddy, 5 days ago
Several reputed corporations of various size and sector have already come under investigation in recent years and their common element, according to industrial and political observers, is their close relationship with the former President Lee ...Korea Herald, 5 days ago
Following the thwarted airport plan that left the southeast region in feuds, political parties promptly shifted their focus to the central administrative city of Sejong, seeking momentum there and in its surrounding Cheungcheong provinces. But ...Korea Herald, 5 days ago [News Focus] Activist song dispute shows deep political conflict Korea Herald, 1 month ago Activist song roils nation Korea Herald, 1 month ago
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