Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Daily Kor for Tuesday, May 29, 2012

President Lee has grown a pair, openly denouncing those chinboistas who romanticize the North (and make excuses for it) while condemning the South. If you want to know how I feel about the chinboistas and the damage they can cause as dupes doing Pyongyang's bidding, go here.
  1. ROK President Lee Myungbak slams pro-Pyongyang groups, urging South Koreans not to fall for North Korean propaganda (UPI, Yonhap, Korea Times, Korea Herald, Joongang Daily)
  2. South Korea's state-sponsored National Human Rights Commission publishes extensive report, based on hundreds of defectors' testimony, providing details of North Korea's brutal prisons (UPI, CNN)
  3. Associated Press reporters visit drought-stricken areas of P'yŏng-an Province as North Korea says lack of rainfall during planting season threatens food supply (AP via WaPo, Yonhap)
  4. Amidst crackdown on "illegal aliens" from North Korea, China will grant 20,000 work visas to North Koreas in three border provinces or Jilin, Liaoning, and Heilongjiang (Chosun Ilbo)
  5. Seoul Metropolitan Government to give 1 million won/child in childbirth subsidies to parents with disabilities (Yonhap)
  6. Public daycare subsidies to be expanded to part-time workers and stay-at-home parents (Joongang Daily)
  7. Nobel laureate in economics to teach at Seoul National University (Korea Times, Korea Herald)
  8. ROK Army captain indicted for obscenity-laced denouncement of President Lee (Korea Times, Korea Herald)
  9. In move to shore up support for Pyongyang regime, official North Korean hagiography amended to include story that Great Leader Kim Ilsung excreted Mt Paektusan into existence (KCNA)

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