Remains found not of Sewol victims

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[Editorial] No more conflicts

The finding of what is believed to be parts of the remains of the nine missing Sewol ferry passengers calls for workers and authorities to be more careful about their work to bring its wreck to land. Officials said the remains -- six pieces in total -- and objects such as shoes were found ...

Updated : 2017.03.28 17:45

[Editorial] Arrest of Park

The prosecution requested an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye on Monday. Park is being investigated as a suspect in the corruption scandal which led to her impeachment. She faces 13 charges, including bribery. The decision to seek the arrest of Park is fair and justifiab...

Updated : 2017.03.27 17:19

[Editorial] Onlookers

There are abundant signs that indicate tension over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs will be further heightened. First, North Korea is determined to improve its capabilities for developing a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the US mainland. US and...

Updated : 2017.03.26 17:50

[Editorial] Mudslinging

Negative campaigning is as universal as elections, and Korea is no exception. Almost every election -- big and small -- has been tainted by candidates who focus more on attacking rivals than promoting their own merits and policies. This year, the impeachment of Park Geun-hye as president r...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:39

[Editorial] Sewol salvage

The Sewol ferry, which sank April 16, 2014, was lifted above the surface of the water from the seabed Thursday.It came 1,073 days after the ship capsized with 476 people aboard. Of that number, 304 -- mostly high school students on a field trip -- died, with nine bodies still unaccounted f...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:19

[Editorial] Go home

Former President Park Geun-hye, who underwent questioning by state prosecutors, now awaits their decision on whether they will seek a detention warrant for her or not. If they do, the final decision to issue it will be made by the court. Park, who faces 13 charges including bribery and abu...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:46

[Editorial] Anti-reform pledges

Presidential front runner Moon Jae-in reportedly pledged to abolish merit-based pay in the public sector immediately if he takes power.In a ceremony to launch the Confederation of Korean Government Employees’ Unions Saturday, rivals of the former leader of the Democratic Party of Korea ma...

Updated : 2017.03.21 17:45

[Editorial] Truthful answers

The nation’s eyes and ears will be fixed to televisions Tuesday morning, when former President Park Geun-hye enters a prosecution office in Seoul to undergo questioning by state prosecutors.The scene will be another disgraceful moment for the Korean presidency, which has already been marr...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:57

[Editorial] Close a back door

The US and China remain apart on solutions to North Korean nuclear threats. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi agreed in their meeting Saturday to work together to stop North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. But they repeated their different posi...

Updated : 2017.03.19 17:06

[Editorial] Conservatives in lethargy

With the presidential election just about 50 days away, the conservatives have sunken into lethargy.Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was favored by conservatives when he returned home to start a campaign of his own, abruptly dropped out of the race just a few weeks in. Acting P...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:31

[Editorial] Fixing the system

The revision of the Constitution is emerging as a top political issue ahead of the presidential election on May 9. How it evolves could affect the election in which a liberal is favored to win for now.The move to amend the basic law has been expedited by the agreement of three major partie...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:53

[Editorial] Prudent assessment

A local think tank made an absurd argument Monday that foreign and national security policymakers of the current government should do nothing until the presidential election because President Park Geun-hye has been removed. “The impeachment of Park means the impeachment of all her polic...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:59

[Editorial] Real end

There are several good reasons for the state prosecution to hasten its investigation of former President Park Geun-hye over the influence-peddling and corruption scandal involving her and her confidante Choi Soon-sil. Many of the allegations in the scandal have been verified by the investi...

Updated : 2017.03.14 17:39

[Editorial] Recognize ruling

Former President Park Geun-hye has expressed her disapproval of her impeachment and the corruption allegations against her. In a message delivered Sunday by Rep. Min Kyung-wook, formerly her spokesperson, after she returned to her private residence from the presidential office, she said, “...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:27

[Editorial] Root cause

The Constitutional Court’s historic decision to oust Park Geun-hye as president confirmed what many of us had believed: The president has too much power and it paved the way for Park to abuse her power for the personal gains of her confidante. As the court found, the basic element of the ...

Updated : 2017.03.12 17:32