JoongAng “New hotel, who planned this idea”

The presidential office decided to build a new hotel and organized 87.863 billion won, but it was canceled as criticism grew. As the implementation process is unclear and the person responsible is not revealed, criticism from the media does not fade. Following last week, in the morning newspaper on the 19th, comments about moving the hotel in the ‘Kim Geon-hee transcript’ of the presidential election process are being addressed again.

A memorial march was held throughout the weekend to commemorate the victims of the ‘Sindang Station Stalking and Murder Case’ which took place on the 14th. According to the Hankyoreh, the offender in this case was found to have a criminal record, including being sentenced to a fine for distributing pornography under the Information and Communications Network Act 2018. The newspaper on the 19th highlighted the inadequacy of the legal system on for ‘stalking and murdering’.

The ‘Yellow Envelope (Trade Union Act Amendment) Act’, which aims to prevent companies from litigating indiscriminate compensation for workers’ industrial actions, has emerged as an issue in this regular session of’ the National Assembly. The Chosun Ilbo published an article criticizing the Yellow Envelope Act as a remedy for the Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), and the Hankyoreh published an editorial demanding that the Yellow Envelope Act prevent the suspension of the ‘Illegal Strike Immunity Act’.

▲ A collection of 19th morning newspaper front pages

‘The guesthouse riot,’ the second round of the National Assembly’s questionnaire?

The opposition and opposition parties continued to argue over the weekend over the complete withdrawal of the plan to build a new small hotel for the office of the presidency. On the 18th, Han Byung-do, a member of the Democratic Party office, analyzed the budget for the second and third quarters and the budget for next year Activities (won 1.119 billion), Yongsan Park of the Ministry of Land , Infrastructure and Transport support creation project (52.42 billion won), and the construction of the official residence of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security (2.09 billion won) amounted to 128.547 billion.

In response, the Democratic Party criticized that “the transfer cost of 29.6 billion won revealed by the Presidential Transition Committee is a lie,” and Park Hyung-soo, a floor spokesman for the People’s Power, said, “The Democratic Party, and he created the era of a national debt of 1,000 trillion won, he has a budget for returning the Blue House to the people. It is not reasonable to say luck and blood money,” the Democratic Party criticized. Park Seong-joon, a spokesman for the Democratic Party, criticized Kim in a commentary, saying, “The reaction of the ruling party is poor , so the people cannot remember Mrs Kim’s comments, ‘We will move the hotel.'”

▲ JoongAng Ilbo's 19th cartoon
▲ JoongAng Ilbo’s 19th cartoon

The JoongAng Ilbo said in an editorial “The new guest house was built, the president’s office did not know that even the heads of the president’s office did not know,” and noted that “the implementation process was opaque and rushed.” “The construction of the new hotel is in line with the relocation of the president’s office to Yongsan, which President Yoon pushed for his inauguration. Therefore, if it was decided that a new small hotel was needed, President Yoon should have personally explained it to the public and gone through the process of gathering public opinion.” The newspaper added, “The commotion at the hotel is one of the cases that proves there is a problem with the Yun government’s operating system.”

▲ 19th JoongAng Ilbo editorial
▲ 19th JoongAng Ilbo editorial

The Hankyoreh, in its editorial “Promoting Yongsan hotel’s ‘secret room’ that cannot be ignored,” said, “The reckless attitude of the presidential office is to spend a huge budget of 87.8 billion won in the crisis economy to build a small hotel that does not was essential. It was a closed room approach without discussion, and it’s all absurd.”

The Hankyoreh said, “The Democratic Party raised the question of Ms. Kim’s interference, citing the fact that Mrs. Kim had mentioned ‘I will move (the hotel)’ in the transcript of a call released earlier this year.” If not, the president’s office will have to take the lead in exposing the progress of this absurd budget formulation under the leadership of whoever is leading it.”

In an editorial “Small hotel establishment overturned in a day of criticism and public opinion,” the Seoul Shimbun also said, “Even the President’s office appears to have hastily admitted that the plan has been withdrawn in one day due to public criticism. “We have to make it clear and take reasonable responsibility.”

▲ Photo article on the front page of the Kyunghyang Shinmun on the 19th
▲ Photo article on the front page of the Kyunghyang Shinmun on the 19th

Kwon Seong-dong, the leader of the People’s Power floor, said on Facebook on the 18th, “There are many factors to consider positively about the state hotel, such as national dignity, diplomatic infrastructure, security issues, and budget adequacy, but the Democratic Party is only using it as a subject for political conflict.” he claimed. In response to this, many newspapers predicted that the DPRK would continue to fight, demanding an investigation run by the state to the issue of relocating the presidential office in the National Assembly Questionnaire starting on the 19th.

Criticism of inadequate legal system for ‘stalking and murder’

Police changed the arrested suspect’s charges from murder under the Criminal Code to ‘revenge murder’ under the Serious Punishment for Specified Crimes Act (Special Value Act). Unlike murder with a minimum sentence of five years or more, the Special Act stipulates that revenge murder is punishable by at least 10 years in prison. On the day of the crime, Jeon prepared a weapon and a sanitary cap in advance and waited for the victim for over an hour at Sindang Station using a disposable ticket that leaves no records.

▲ Photo article on page 2 of the Segye Ilbo
▲ Photo article on page 2 of the Segye Ilbo

The Segye Ilbo said in an editorial “The responsibility of the government and the National Assembly is ‘stalking and murder’, which has no laws and systems,” and “According to the Stalking Penalty Act, emergency and interim measures are possible, but in fact. they are worthless.” “Emergency measures can be taken to prohibit the victim from going within 100 meters and access by using telecommunications, and the court can take temporary measures such as written warnings and access bans.

“The victim sued Jeon with the police, and in January this year, no action was taken,” he said. At that time, the court refused the arrest warrant for Jeon, who was sentenced to 9 years in prison in response to Mr.

As a result of analyzing the judgments of the court of the Segye Ilbo, 53 cases, more than half of the 100 cases transferred to trial have recently received a probationary period of imprisonment. The newspaper criticized, “The rate of emergency measures and temporary measures crimes reached 13.2% and 13.0%, respectively, of law enforcement until June, respectively.

In addition, the Segye Ilbo reported, “People’s Power Lawmaker Song Seok-joon yesterday proposed an amendment to remove the provisions for tracking the location of stalking and ‘non-indictment’ criminals.” he noted.

The Kookmin Ilbo, in its editorial “Tragedy of Shindang Station, should not end with the elimination of the crime of unwillingness to punish,” he observed that “the will of the authorities is as important as the reform of the law. He insisted, “We need a piercing reflection on the courts and prosecutors and the police, who neglected to enforce the law.”

The police will decide on the 19th whether they want to discuss whether the suspect Jeon is in the dark or not.

Chosun: “There are many holes through which union violence and vandalism can go”

The Chosun Ilbo published an article criticizing the Yellow Envelope Act. In the article on page 6, “There are many loopholes through which union violence and vandalism can also escape,” the article says, “Current union law prohibits management from claiming damages only for damages caused by legitimate industrial operations, but the Yellow Envelope Act prohibits claiming compensation.

▲ Article 6 of the Chosun Ilbo on the 19th
▲ Article 6 of the Chosun Ilbo on the 19th

The problem clause stated as the opinion of the business and legal circles is that ‘If the acts of violence or destruction are planned by the union, compensation cannot be claimed against union executives, union members, or other workers’. The Chosun Ilbo pointed out that “according to this provision, even if the union members destroyed the company’s facilities and equipment in the process of taking over the company, if the action was planned on union level, it cannot be brought against an individual.”

The Chosun Ilbo said, “The stipulation that declares the existence of a union is impossible through litigation, but a lawsuit cannot be filed.” “Whether or not the existence of a union is difficult is a subjective criterion or not, and as the extent of the damage to the company increases due to violence and destruction on a large scale, it is an absurd provision which prevents the union from being sued.” he noted

The newspaper said, “The Yellow Envelope Act is a law of relief for the Confederation of Trade Unions… In an article entitled, “98% of compensation litigation in KCTU workplaces,” it said, “In the labor community, analysis suggests that most of the lawsuits are directed to the KCTU, especially the KCTU, because there are many trade unions fighting for irregular workers under the KCTU, and the level of the struggle as a whole loudly.” was told

▲ 19th Hankyoreh editorial
▲ 19th Hankyoreh editorial

On the other hand, the Hankyoreh, in an editorial that said, “The Yellow Envelope Act should stop enforcing the ‘Unlawful Strike Immunity Act’,” said, “The core of the Yellow Envelope Act is to normalize the scope of industrial action legal , which has been too narrow until now, in accordance with the Constitution and international standards.” “A typical example is that subcontractors should be able to exercise their three labor rights against the main contractor,” he explained.

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