For the first time in five years, the National Assembly voted Thursday to allow for the arrest of a sitting lawmaker, who is suspected of falsifying accounts that held campaign funds and illegally receiving donations.
The ruling party condemned the opposition party’s plan to include a scandal-plagued conservative lawyer on a committee that will recommend the head of a new corruption investigation agency.
Keum Tae-sup, a former lawmaker for the ruling Democratic Party (DP), relinquished his party membership Wednesday — quickly emerging as a prime candidate in next year’s Seoul mayoral by-election.
Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl on Sunday denied allegations he was deliberately refraining from investigating opposition politicians caught up in a corruption scandal related to Korea’s largest hedge fund.
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.
Leaders of the ruling and opposition parties on Monday continued to trade barbs over accusations that allies of President Moon Jae-in were involved in a pair of large-scale financial fraud scandals.
Culture Minister Park Yang-woo said Wednesday that the government is considering delaying military conscription for K-pop artists who have contributed to promoting Korea’s prestige in the world, such as the global music phenomenon BTS
The ruling party on Monday floated the possibility of offering the members of K-pop group BTS an alternative to their required military service as a thank-you for the boy band's massive economic and cultural impact.
The defense rhetoric ruling Democratic Party (DP) members use on behalf of Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae as she battles with allegations about her son getting special favors during military service has gone overboard. Their...
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Thursday rejected opposition lawmakers' accusations that she or her husband had made a request to the Ministry of National Defense to seek a favor for her son when he was serving in the military in 2017.