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5,000 Malaysians Are Illegals In South Korea

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SEOUL – An estimated 5,000 Malay­sians are working and staying illegally in South Korea, with the less fortunate ones forced to live like refugees and always on the run from the authorities. Lured by job advertisements that claimed they could make money hand over fist in the land of K-pop and Descendants of the Sun,…

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South Korea Denounces Attack On Saudi Arabia

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SEOUL – South Korea on Friday denounced a recent ballistic missile attack by Yemen’s rebels on Saudi Arabia’s capital and called for efforts to help build peace in the Middle East region, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Saudi Arabia said its air force intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels toward King…

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North Korean ICBM On The Move

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SEOUL – South Korea said an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat after it conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test two days ago. South Korean officials believe more weapons tests by the reclusive state are possible,…

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South Korean Buses Carry Comfort Women Statues

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Seoul – Buses installed with a sta­tue symbolising South Korea’s wartime sex slaves began running through the capital Seoul a day before the anniversary of independence from Japan’s 1910-45 occupation. Mainstream historians say up to 200,000 women, mostly from Korea but also other parts of Asia, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during…

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South Korea Could Raise Sunken Ferry If Test Of Lift Goes Well

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SEOUL – Salvage experts in South Korea could on Wednesday begin raising a ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children on a school trip, finally meeting the demands of mourning families. The ferry, the Sewol, was structurally unsound, overloaded and travelling too fast on a turn…

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South Korea Scandal: President Park Geun-Hye To Discover Fate

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South Korea’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye, is due to find out whether she will be permanently removed from office. Court proceedings opened on Tuesday but were curtailed because she did not attend. The court later went ahead anyway. Ms Park is embroiled in a political corruption scandal but maintains her innocence. If she is dismissed,…

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S. Korean Community Fed-Up With Attention

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KUALA LUMPUR: While the country, if not the world, is gripped by the unfolding saga of Kim Jong-nam’s murder, some among the South Korean community here are groaning about the unwanted attention on them. Since the North Korean’s death last Monday, business operators of the South Korean enclave of the upscale Solaris Mont Kiara have…

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S. Korea Denies Colluding With Malaysia Over Jong-nam’s Death

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SEOUL: South Korea has rejected North Korea’s allegations that Malaysia colluded with Seoul in investigating the death of Kim Jong-nam (pic), the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. North Korean Ambassador Kang Chol on Monday accused Malaysia of “colluding and playing into the gallery of external forces” in its probe into the death,…

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Cops Confront South Korean Cameraman Covering Jong-nam Case

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KUALA LUMPUR: A commotion occurred early Tuesday near the National Institute of Forensic Medicine (IPFN), Hospital Kuala Lumpur when police singled out one of the cameramen covering the Kim Jong-nam case The cameraman from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) was approached by Dang Wangi CID chief DSP M. Gunalan shortly after four police 4WD vehicles…

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South Korea Political Crisis Escalates As Samsung Chief Awaits Fate

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors will decide on Monday whether the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country’s biggest conglomerate, should be arrested as an influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-hye’s government gained momentum. Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was questioned for 22 straight hours last week as investigators probe a scandal…

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Stun Guns And Male Crew: Korean Air To Get Tough On Unruly Passengers

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GIMPO, South Korea (Reuters) – Korean Air Lines said it will allow crew members to “readily use stun guns” to manage violent passengers, and hire more male flight attendants, after coming in for criticism from U.S. singer Richard Marx over its handling of a recent incident. The new crew guidelines, announced on Tuesday following the…

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South Korea Ruling Party Defectors Hope U.N. Chief Ban Will Join

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SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean ruling party faction announced on Tuesday it would form a new party, and a prominent member of the defectors said they wanted outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the front-runner in some presidential polls, to join them. The 29 lawmakers from President Park Geun-hye’s conservative Saenuri Party were among those…

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South Korea PM To Be Briefed On State Affairs As Park Impeached

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will begin getting official briefings from aides of President Park Geun-hye on Monday, having assumed presidential authority in a caretaker role following her impeachment by parliament last week. Hwang has sought to calm anxiety over national security and to reassure financial markets while Park’s presidency is…

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South Korean Ruling Party Urges Park To Quit In April

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SEOUL: South Korea’s ruling party on Thursday urged scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye to step down in April next year, giving her a week to accept their ultimatum or risk impeachment. Park this week said she would be willing to step down early after coming under huge pressure to quit over an influence peddling scandal that…

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South Korea’s Park To Address Nation Amid Political Crisis

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye is expected to offer to relinquish some of her power when she addresses the nation on Tuesday but is not expected to announce her immediate resignation, Yonhap news agency quoted a presidential official as saying. Park’s announcement comes as her administration tries to weather an influence-peddling scandal…

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S. Korea’s US$476b Pension Fund Eyes Infrastructure, Medical Sectors

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SEOUL: South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS), the world’s third-largest pension fund, sees infrastructure and the medical industry as good prospects for returns in a low interest rate environment, its chief investment officer said. The NPS, with 540.7 trillion won (US$476.27 billion) in assets as of the end of July, is also looking to beef…

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Man Crushed To Death Behind Seoul Subway Screen Door

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Seoul (AFP) – A passenger was crushed to death Wednesday after getting stuck between a subway train and a platform screen door in South Korea. The man was trying to get off the train during the morning rush hour while the screen door was closing at Gimpo airport subway station in Seoul. The driver started…

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S. Korea Says Economy Will Hit 2016 Growth Forecast Despite Samsung Note 7 Risk

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SEOUL: South Korea’s economic growth is still expected to meet the government’s expectations this year, although recent strikes at Hyundai Motor Co and the discontinuation of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Note 7 sales pose risks, the deputy finance minister said on Monday. Lee Chan-woo told a news briefing on the economy that Samsung Electronics’ troubles…

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Typhoon Chaba Leaves 7 Dead, 3 Missing In Southern S Korea

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SEOUL – At least seven people were killed in South Korea as Typhoon Chaba struck the country’s southern region with strong winds and heavy rains during the week, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported the safety ministry as saying Thursday. Seven fatalities have been reported as of 1pm, according to the Ministry of Public Safety…

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Johor Wants To Emulate South Korea

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SEOUL: Johor is looking at South Korea as the model to develop the state as the next medical tourism destination in Asean. Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin said that South Korea’s success in positioning the country as a leading medical tourism destination was worth emulating. “South Korea is far ahead compared with other countries…

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U.S. Bombers Fly Over South Korea For Second Time Since North Nuclear Test

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OSAN, South Korea (Reuters) – Two U.S. supersonic bombers flew over South Korea on Wednesday, with one of them landing at an air base 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital, according to a Reuters witness, the second such flight since North Korea’s Sept. 9 nuclear test. The U.S. Forces Korea said in a…

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UUM Student Needs Funds To Pay Medical Bill In South Korea

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PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian student is in dire straits after suffering a ruptured appendix while attending a youth forum in South Korea as he finds himself without the means to pay his medical bill. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) student Mohd Arif Gamar, 21, was one of five Malaysian students sponsored to represent the country at…

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South Korea Looks To Generate Buzz For Edible Insects

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Bae Su-Hyeon’s lunch of sweet potato soup and funghi pasta has bugs in it. They’re part of the recipe. “It didn’t feel like eating insects,” says Bae, an 18-year-old student having lunch with a friend at Papillon’s Kitchen, a Seoul restaurant specializing in insects. That’s because the mealworms in her dishes were…

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Rio Olympics Briefly Unite North & South Korea In Gymnasts’ Selfie

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A simple selfie taken by two young Olympic gymnasts has already become one of the iconic moments of the Rio games. South Korea’s Lee Eun Ju and and North Korean gymnast Hong Un Jong seemed oblivious to the bitter feud between their home nations. The pair were seen chatting and laughing together as they prepared…

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CSIS Launches Website Dedicated To Korean Unification

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WASHINGTON: The US think tank Centre for Strategic and International Studies said Thursday it launched a website dedicated to research into Korean reunification, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. The website, titled “Beyond Parallel,” seeks to deliver greater clarity and understanding to policymakers, strategists and opinion leaders by creating new datasets, presenting satellite imagery and providing analysis from around…

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South Korea Hopes To Secure HSR Project And Share Technology

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SEOUL: South Korea will be presenting the most suitable project cost and planning in direct talks with the Malaysian government in an effort to secure the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project. It will also be offering technology transfer by mid-June, said its Minister of Land Infrastructure and Transportation, Kang Ho-in. Having experience in…

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Head Of Korean Firm Slapped As He Apologises For Selling Disinfectants Linked To Deaths

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SEOUL: The head of a South Korean subsidiary of a British consumer goods company was slapped and shouted down as he apologised for his firm’s role in selling a humidifier disinfectant blamed for more than 100 deaths in South Korea. Shouting “too late” and “cannot forgive” in English, a handful of the victims’ relatives rushed…

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Unusual Problems With Korean Public Toilets

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SEOUL: When Jen Kim, a Korean-American in her 20s, went to use a public restroom inside a local cafe franchise in Ilsan two years ago, she couldn’t help but notice a trash can that was overflowing with used toilet paper that emitted an unbearable odor. “I left the stall immediately, telling myself I would rather…

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North Korea Says Sorry, South To Stop Broadcast

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SEOUL – North Korea and South Korea have reached an agreement to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, South Korea’s national security chief, Kim Kwan-jin, announced Tuesday. South Korea will get the apology it demanded over recent military escalation by the North, and the South will stop broadcasting propaganda that infuriated the North. North Korea…

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First Feamle PM Headed To Jail

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SEOUL: South Korea’s first female prime minister was headed for jail after the Supreme Court upheld a conviction and two-year prison sentence for accepting illicit political funds. Now 71, Han Myeong-sook served one year as prime minister from April 2006 under the administration of then-president Roh Moo-hyun. In 2010, she was tried on charges of…

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