Uri Party faces a bruising battle to push controversial bills through parliament The conservative opposition has threatened a tough fight to prevent the ruling Uri Party from pushing four highly controversial bills through parliament, including one that would abolish the anti-communist National Security Law. The Uri Party's four 'reform bills' - which deal with issues ranging from media and education reform to an inquiry into wartime collaborators - must be approved before the end of the parliamentary session on December 9 otherwise they will automatically be scrapped. 'We will continue efforts to negotiate with opposition parties until that time,' Uri Party chairman Lee Bu-young said. 'But the [opposition] Grand National Party is focusing its efforts to blindly denounce the ruling party, while failing to present alternatives.' Analysts say that with a paper-thin two-seat majority in the 299-seat National Assembly, the Uri Party faces an uphill struggle to keep all its members on board to muster the numbers needed for passage of its proposals and attract minority parties. Its proposals have set it on a collision course with the opposition. The leader of the conservative Grand National Party, Park Geun-hye has threatened 'all-out war' to protect the National Security Law and oppose the Uri Party's other measures. 'The so-called four 'reform bills' prepared by Uri Party should not be called reform bills as they will further deepen national disintegration and division of public opinions,' Ms Park said. Conservatives view the draconian anti-communist law as protecting the country from a communist takeover. But the Uri Party is pressing for its abolition, it is a relic of South Korea's past. Another measure likely to spark controversy is a proposal to investigate South Korea's recent history, including collusion by Koreans during Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945. The 'truth and reconciliation' legislation will also look into abuses of state power by the authoritarian government of president Park Chung-hee, whose 18-year military dictatorship ended in 1979. The parliamentary bill will have powerful repercussions on the present-day political scene because Ms Park is the daughter of the former military dictator. The Uri Party has been accused of its own abuse of power and trying to silence its critics in conservative newspapers through its media reform bill, which the ruling party says is needed to combat an oligopoly in the media sector. If approved, the bill would limit the market share of a single daily newspaper to 30 per cent of the market and the combined share of the top three papers to 60 per cent. Currently, the three major dailies - the Chosun, the Dong-A and the JoongAng, which have been highly critical of the government - account for 70 per cent of the domestic newspaper market.