The leadership of the ruling party is facing backlash from hardline politicians and supporters for striking a deal with the main opposition party to allow it to chair the powerful Legislation and Judiciary Committee next year.
Half-jeonse contracts have become more popular since the ruling Democratic Party rammed through the three laws designed to protect tenants. They included provisions for automatic extensions and a cap on rent increases.
The Severe Accident Corporate Punishment Act has made it through committee and is headed to the main floor of the National Assembly for a vote Friday.
Lawmakers from the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) stage a rally in front of a meeting room for the Legislation and Judiciary Committee of the National Assembly in Yeouido, western Seoul, on Monday.
Asian legislative experts gathered virtually Wednesday at an annual law forum hosted by the Korean government to hear how Korea and other Asian countries tackled the coronavirus pandemic, and ways they can cooperate in the post-Covid-19 era.
Four cabinet members wait for the Legislation and Judiciary Committee of the National Assembly to open its session on Monday. From left: Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki; Culture Minister Park Yang-woo; Health Minister Park Neung-hoo...
Ms. Yim, who lives on a jeonse contract in an apartment in Seongsu-dong, western Seoul, said her landlord recently demanded an additional 120 million won ($100,000) in jeonse. Yim said she'll probably be forced to move.
The ruling party on Wednesday used its majority in the Legislation and Judiciary Committee to clear controversial bills to protect tenants by restricting landlords’ rights.
The 21st National Assembly is off to a bad start. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle vowed not to repeat the messy politics of the 20th National Assembly. But the 21st Assembly has begun even without filling all the seats in...
The ruling party on Monday vowed to launch a new agency in charge of investigating senior public servants as scheduled next month, regardless of whether the opposition party continues refusing to participate in the process.