Despite strong opposition from medical professionals' groups, the National Assembly on Tuesday passed a law that mandates the installation of surveillance cameras in operating rooms where patients undergo surgery while under general anesthesia.
The ruling Democratic Party and main opposition People Power Party agreed Tuesday to create an eight-member consultative body of lawmakers and media experts to review the controversial media bill, which failed to be voted on Monday and Tuesday.
Ruling and opposition party floor leaders in the National Assembly were unable to reach agreement as of Monday evening on a vote on a draconian media bill and started another round of negotiations at 7.p.m., leaving the bill's fate uncertain.
An international media advocacy group called on Korean lawmakers to reject a controversial bill it and pushed back on claims by the ruling Democratic Party leader that it didn't know enough about domestic media to criticize the law.
A National Assembly vote on the draconian media law being pushed by the ruling Democratic Party (DP) was delayed due to the bill's late approval by a parliamentary review committee early Wednesday morning.
Media groups and the main opposition People Power Party launched a final push Tuesday to stop the Democratic Party majority in the National Assembly from passing a law that would impose harsh penalties on media outlets for false news reports.
Ruling Democratic Party members on a parliamentary committee Thursday approved a bill that would impose a five-fold increase in penalties on media outlets that release false news, ignoring protests from opposition lawmakers and media associations.
The state-owned Land and Housing Corp. (LH) was fined 565 million won ($483,300) by the antitrust agency for unfair penalties on investors in a new town development in Gimpo.
Controversy surrounding wall paintings referring to rumors about the wife of presidential frontrunner and former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl marred his Friday announcement that he seeks to join the main opposition People Power Party (PPP).
The ruling Democratic Party’s presidential frontrunner, Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung, sparked controversy by calling the United States an “occupying force” during a visit to a museum dedicated to an independence activist on Thursday.