A shrine including ramen pays tribute to Kim Yong-kyun, a 24-year-old who was killed last month at a coal-fired power plant a couple of hours southeast of Seoul. Photo: Steven Borowiec

How instant ramen became a shrine to workers’ rights in South Korea

  • The death of Kim Yong-kyun, a temporary employee at a power plant, has sparked outrage and debate across the country
  • His meagre noodle meals have highlighted the plight of such workers amid growing inequality and high youth unemployment
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A shrine including ramen pays tribute to Kim Yong-kyun, a 24-year-old who was killed last month at a coal-fired power plant a couple of hours southeast of Seoul. Photo: Steven Borowiec
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