The National Assembly on Wednesday passed a motion to allow the arrest of a businessman-turned-lawmaker for a criminal investigation.
The prosecution has indicted a group of lawmakers, including Rep. Kim Hong-gul, the youngest son of late President Kim Dae-jung, on charges of violating election laws during the latest general elections.
Eastar Jet's pilots union kicked off a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the budget airline’s laying off of more than 600 employees.
Eastar Jet’s pilot union on Tuesday requested the cash-strapped airline file for court receivership and withdraw its plan to lay off more than 600 employees.
Lee Su-ji resigned as director of Eastar Holdings, though she will remain CEO of the company.
Eastar Jet’s pilot union reported founder Lee Sang-jik to the prosecutors for tax evasion and lying on disclosure forms filed for his National Assembly candidacy.