“About 30 bereaved family members were en route to Jindo Island from Ansan, to write a response to President Park Geun-hye’s apology on Monday morning for the failed rescue efforts in the Sewol disaster. At about 7:30 p.m., they stopped at a rest area, where they spotted a man wearing a black suit.
Some family members became suspicious as the man resembled a police officer they had seen at a rally in front of Cheong Wa Dae earlier this month. When they approached the man, he initially attempted to flee.
After a quick chase, the family members cornered the man, who finally admitted to being an officer from the Danwon police station’s intelligence division. They found another detective on the scene minutes later.”
“Journalists at the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) yesterday announced they would boycott reporting news until the broadcaster’s president resigns, following the bombshell revelation that the state-run broadcaster was pressured by the Blue House to tone down its coverage of the Sewol ferry disaster.
Reporters, editors and anchors who are members of the labor union yesterday demanded KBS President Gil Hwan-young step down for allegedly pressuring them to be less critical of the government’s handling of the sinking that claimed more than 300 lives so far, apparently under the direction of the Blue House. “
The Blue House is the South Korean equivalent of the U.S. White House.