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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:55am by AFP

    ... chief Wu Hyung-ho said. He said DNA and fingerprint samples taken from the body matched those of Yoo, 73. Yoo owned the ferry … and corruption may have contributed to its sinking STATE ... the ferry via a web of companies and that his alleged corruption may have contributed to its sinking. The sinking, one of South Korea's deadliest disasters in decades, has caused an outpouring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557141/south-korean-police-find-body-fugitive-sewol-ferry-owner
  2. 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
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Fresh blow to Park Geun-hye as South Korea PM nominee withdraws bid

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Resignation of nominee for prime minister over controversial comments over Japan issues further damages her already battered political image Fresh blow to Park's presidency President Park Geun-hye's waning political fortunes suffered another blow yesterday when her second nominee for prime minister was forced to withdraw over past remarks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539849/moon-chang-keuk-withdrawals-his-south-korea-prime-minister-bid
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... Geun-hye suffered another political setback yesterday when her choice for prime minister withdrew his name amid questions about the ethics of earning a large income after leaving public service. ... 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye’s ruling party strong at local elections despite South Korean ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:50am by AFP

    ... disaster. Despite fears of a voter backlash, Park's New Frontier Party managed to win eight of the 17 main contests for city mayors and provincial governors. The main opposition New Politics ... the political impact on a national level. As well as retaining posts in its traditional regional strongholds, Park's party managed to win a number of key contests in Incheon city and Gyeonggi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525755/park-geun-hyes-ruling-party-strong-local-elections-despite-south-korean
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Daughter rocks father’s campaign to become South Korean schools chief

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... arranged press conference on Sunday, Koh said that he would not be withdrawing his candidacy and said his daughter was taking part in a "political plot" organised by an election rival. "I am truly sorry for my daughter. But I will fight against the political plot to bring me down," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523988/daughter-rocks-fathers-campaign-become-south-korean-schools-chief
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean ballots focus attention on handling of ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:17pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... of voters still support the New Frontier Party. Only 28 per cent said they supported the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD). About 40 per cent of voters in South Korea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525192/south-korean-ballots-focus-attention-handling-ferry-disaster
  9. 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
  10. 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

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