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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Relatives of South Korean ferry disaster victims weep and jeer at trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Yesterday's hearing coincided with the release of a damning report into the Sewol sinking by the state auditor, which said official negligence, corruption and greed had combined in a "man-made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549958/relatives-south-korean-ferry-disaster-victims-weep-and-jeer-trial
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry disaster trial

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... by the strong currents in the area. The tragedy stunned South Korea, knocking the entire country off its stride and unleashing a wave of public anger, as it emerged that incompetence, corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539604/student-survivors-testify-south-korea-ferry-trial
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye’s pick for prime minister withdraws amid ethics row

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:53pm by Reuters

    ... office said last week that Ahn, a former Supreme Court justice and before that a prosecutor known for fighting corruption, was the ideal person to lead government reform. Ahn was expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1520687/park-geun-hyes-pick-premier-withdraws-amid-ethics-row
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye names jurist Ahn Dai-hee South Korea's new prime minister

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... Agencies in Seoul South Korean President Park Geun-hye yesterday named a former supreme court justice with a reputation for fighting corruption as prime minister to replace an incumbent who resigned over the government's slow response to last month's ferry disaster. Park meanwhile accepted the resignations of two of her top security officials for their handling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1518170/park-geun-hye-names-jurist-ahn-dai-hee-south-koreas-new-prime-minister
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean PM resigns over government response to ferry disaster

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 09:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Chung Hong-won admits he was not up to the task of overseeing rescue operation after Sewol sank, blaming corruption and 'deep-rooted evil' PM takes the fall for ferry disaster South Korea's prime minister resigned yesterday, blaming corruption and "deep-rooted evil" for the sinking of a passenger ferry that left 300 people dead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498120/south-korean-pm-resigns-over-government-response-ferry-disaster
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Three South Korean ferry disaster heroes named as national martyrs

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Ferry disaster heroes named as national martyrs South Korea has recognised three people who died saving others in last month's ferry capsize as national "martyrs"- lending a heroic chapter to a disaster narrative dominated by accusations of cowardice, corruption and incompetence. All three were part-time crew members, including an engaged couple- Kim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1510820/three-south-korean-ferry-disaster-heroes-named-national-martyrs
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologises over ferry disaster

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 12:11pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... a point of national mourning and shame to 193. Most of the dead and missing are high school students. Park’s government has been widely criticised over perceived corruption and lax safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1499802/south-korean-president-park-apologises-over-ferry-disaster
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Lee Joon-seok, the captain shamed by his escape from doomed ferry

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:48am by AP

    ... into corrupt management. More than 70 executives and others connected with Chonghaejin and its affiliates have been handed 30-day travel bans while they are investigated on possible charges ranging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1497807/lee-joon-seok-captain-shamed-his-escape-doomed-ferry
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Korean ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan’s artwork auctioned to pay debts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... the 1979 assassination of longtime military ruler Park Chung-hee. His eight-year rule was noted for the corruption of his administration and mass pro-democracy protests. Chun was convicted of insurrection and corruption and ordered to pay 220 billion won in restitution to the state. He returned a small portion of the sum, arguing he did not have the necessary cash or assets. President Park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448006/korean-ex-dictator-chun-doo-hwans-artwork-auctioned-pay-debts
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Outgoing South Korean president pardons former aides

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... from his successor, South Korea's outgoing president Lee Myung-bak yesterday pardoned a host of former close aides and confidantes jailed for corruption. The pardons for 55 people included ... Lee Sang-deuk, who was convicted and sentenced last week to two years in jail for corruption. There had been speculation that his brother's case had been rushed through the court to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1138817/outgoing-south-korean-president-pardons-former-aides

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