Kim Hak-eui

According to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, Thursday, a 37-year-old woman, surnamed Lee, sued former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-eui on Tuesday, insisting that she was raped by Kim at a villa owned by businessman Yun Jung-cheon in Gangwon Province and that Kim recorded the incident.

She also accused Yun Jung-cheon, who was placed behind bars last year for fraud, breach of trust and other illicit acts, of taking part in the videotaping of Kim raping her.

The controversial video footage that reportedly showed Kim having sex with a woman surfaced last year, attracting keen public attention. The footage led the prosecution to begin a probe. Kim faced allegations that he had sex with a women hired by Yun and used illegal drugs in parties held at the businessman’s vacation home in Gangwon Province between 2006 and 2008. However, Kim was cleared of charges in November.

The prosecution said it tracked Kim’s whereabouts at the time of the incident through mobile phone positioning and found he was elsewhere. Investigators closed the case, citing a lack of evidence. It also said the statements of witnesses were inconsistent. At the time, Lee said the woman appearing in the footage was not her.

However, Lee changed her story and now says that it was her having sex with Kim. She also accused Yun of forcing her to have sex with five businessmen.

In a recent interview with a local daily, Lee said she decided to come clean as it was hard for her to live a normal life without revealing the truth. ”I decided to ask the prosecution to reopen the case because I wanted people to know the truth. I don’t want to hide anymore. I haven’t committed any crime and will not be held down like a slave,” Lee said.

The prosecution said investigators will go over Lee’s petition to check whether there is something uncovered by the previous investigation.

Lee Hyo-shik, The Korea Times, 10 July 2014

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The Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea, under presiding judge Lee Sang-hoon, on 6 July 2014 upheld  lower court verdicts against a 57 year old monk’s six-year prison sentence for rape and murder.

The monk from the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, was convicted for raping and inflicting fatal injuries with a wooden instrument on a woman, 20.

The monk was also sentenced for raping and beating another woman to “exorcise all the ghosts from her body”.

After assaulting the women, the monk bound their hands and legs and kept them in solitary confinement.

The monk claimed the sex was consensual, a claim that the court rejected.

Jung Min-ho, The Korea Times, 6 July 2014

 

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42-year-old Park Jin-young married in October 2013 the second daughter of Yoo Byung-ho, the recently arrested younger brother of fugitive ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun.

As Park’s 62-year-old father-in-law is a key leader of the Salvation Sect cult, the prosecution is set to widen the scope of its probe into JYP Entertainment as part of its effort to verify a variety of charges against  73-year-old Yoo Byung-eun.

While investigators are looking into JYP’s bank accounts in coordination with the Financial Supervisory Service, some market insiders raised the possibility that the prosecution will soon summon Park.

Park has recently argued that he and his parents are not devotees of the Salvation Sect cult and he was paid nothing from the religious group.

JYP Entertainment agency also claimed that it has made no business partnership or cross-funding transactions with sister firms of Chonghaejin Marine Co., the operator of the tragic Sewol.

Meanwhile, foreign investors and corporate investors have continued to dump their stake in JYP Entertainment on the secondary KOSDAQ over the past few weeks.

While its closing price was 6,080 won ($5.96) per share on April 15, a day before the ferry tragedy, it has ranged between 4,200 won and 5,500 won won since. Foreigners’ shareholding ratio in the company has dropped to 0.42 percent, from 1.0 percent in early May.

By Kim Yon-se Korea Herald Canada Day 2014

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New South Wales Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins said firefighters were shocked to find young Japanese and Korean men cohabiting at a Sydney industrial site when they were called to the large inner-city blaze in the early hours of the morning.

The group were reportedly in their late teens and early 20s and from Japan and South Korea, although a New South Wales police spokeswoman could not confirm their identities.

“When (firefighters) arrived they thought they had a normal industrial fire, but within a couple of minutes it became a rescue operation,” Mullins told reporters.

“They were living in squalor. There were beds in old minibuses, a shipping container and an old caravan with a massive fire moving towards them.

“The firefighters had to shield the people from the heat to get them to safety. They were too frightened to move. There were 20-metre flames.”

AFP July 2, 2014

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In the Culture Section of the Joongang Ilbo on 24 June 2014, Sung So-young reports on the culture of older Korean men.

Chief inspector Kim Man-wuk, who works for the special victims unit at the North Chungcheong Provincial Police Agency, often has to take on sexual abuse cases involving vulnerable people such as minors or the mentally disabled.

But he recently got away from his daily routine to do something else: lecture elderly men in their 60s and 70s on what constitutes a sex crime.

Kim gave the talks at 14 different senior community centers within the province between March and May.

“Working for this special victims unit, I’ve realized many old men sexually harass little girls or women with intellectual disabilities in their neighborhoods,” said Kim.

The chief inspector arranged for the lectures to be conducted in plain language in the hopes of “preventing some sexual crimes by older people.”

“I asked them not to touch the breasts or private parts of girls even if they think the girls are cute and pretty,” said Kim.

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The Supreme Court of Korea (appointed by Park Chung-hee) ruled in 1970 that legal remedies for physical violence against wives are inadmissible in Korean law courts and that even wife rape cannot be considered to be abuse in Korean law courts.

“You cannot rape your wife” is the headline for the Korea Times article. This is because forced sexual intercourse of a wife has not been regarded as rape by the Korean Supreme Court since 1970. Is the Korean Supreme Court thereby protecting the conjugal right of Korean men to engage in forced, violent sex with their wives?

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family in an effort to address this issue of conjugal rights announced on Monday (26 November) its 4th basic policy program involving women’s affairs for 2013-2017,  the program is designed to prevent sexual and domestic violence and strengthen the punishment of violators.

The United Nations has long called on Korea to recognize wife rape.

“There has been opposition from legal circles but there is a need for serious discussion on the issue. Even among married couples, people have a right to choose and this should be part of the law,” said a female official from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family .

Korea Times, 27 November 2012

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“The International Finance Center (IFC) in Yeouido is struggling to attract tenants for its two newly-opened office towers, denting Seoul City’s ambitious plan to make it Northeast Asia’s financial hub.

Seoul City signed a contract with AIG Real Estate allowing the latter to use the IFC site for 99 years in return for paying annual rent. From 2006 to 2010, AIG did not pay rent but from 2011 through 2017, it is required to pay 1 percent of the site’s appraised value.”

If Asia is a bicycle wheel, then the Hub of Asia is presumably Hong Kong.

Korea is on the rim.

Lee Hyo-sik, Korea Times, 26 November 2012

A Korean woman had more success in the Korean courts than Lone Star in dealing with Korean financial products, as is related in the following story.

A 35-year-old Korean woman met a 33 year old Korean man through a friendly movie-going group in May 2010.

They dated until March 2011 then married in July 2011, after the Korean man artfully pretended that he had graduated from the economics departments of a leading private university in Seoul, was working for a trading company and had an apartment in Sillim-dong in southern Seoul.

After demanding a divorce the woman took the case to court and was awarded compensation of 67 million won ($60,000), including money spent on the wedding.

Korea Times, 26 November 2012

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“Almost 60 percent of (the 111 actresses who responded to a survey by the Korean Women’s Development Institute) said they believed rejecting sexual advances would disadvantage their careers, and 48.4 percent said they had in fact lost out on appearances on shows because they refused.”

That means approximately 20% (11.6% of 60%) always provided sexual favours for Korean bosses to get jobs, and the other 40% sometimes didn’t provide sexual favours for some chaebol bosses and thereby sometimes lost jobs but got jobs at other times?

“Chaebol bosses were cited as the most common group of people seeking sex with the stars, cited by 43.9 percent of respondents, followed by TV producers and directors with 38.6 percent.

Among aspiring actresses surveyed, 72.3 percent were forced to go on a diet and 58.7 percent said they were told to have plastic surgery.

“Each year, 48,000 aspiring actresses graduate from various acting schools in major cities, and there is no way of telling how many more women are hired by small talent agencies,” a National Human Rights Commission official said.”

Chosun Ilbo, 5 November 2012

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In 2005, 752 minors were booked on charges of rape, which surged 180 percent to 2,107 in 2010.

As the male population aged between 13-19 in Korea in 2010 was 2.187 million then about 0.96% of Korean teenage males were charged with rape in 2010. Thus approximately 1 in 100 Korean male teenagers are rapists.

“As sex crimes or other violent crimes committed by youngsters increase, more teens are being tried in criminal courts rather than family courts and being sent to prison,” a court official said.

If the Korean male teenagers charged in 2009 were sentenced to more than 12 months detention, then the number of male teenagers charged with rape in 2009 and 2010 are mutually exclusive sets, and the total number is approximately 4000 teenage male rapists or about 1 in 50. 1 per middle or high school class, or one per bus, or one per subway carriage.

The real figure is likely to be much higher, as most rapes are not reported in Korea, which places a premium on female chastity before marriage.

Chosun Ilbo, 15 October 2012

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Scooter on the sidewalk

Ran over me

The cops just looked

Don’t care ‘bout me

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They only thinking of a restaurant

that’s got glass tables

They can watch the girls

While they are …ing

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Scooters on the sidewalks

Cops just can’t stop it

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Every day all over the country

It’s just like Vietnam

Don’t give a stuff about

the humble pedestrian

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Only care about themselves

Just a thousand reflections

of their own sweet selves, selves, selves

 

Scooters on the sidewalks

Scooters on the sidewalks

Scooters on the sidewalks

 

Tossing out pamphlets

Of girls sitting on glass tables

Doing things for ajeossi

 

Ajeossi laps it up

And says it’s fun

Gets on the table

Drops his daks

And waves his bum

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Scooter man on the sidewalk, admiring his reflection, in his wing mirror, scooter man …

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