South Korean PM Chung Hong-Won Resigns Over Handling of Sewol Ferry Disaster

 

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South Korean PM Chung Hong-Won Resigns Over Handling of Sewol Ferry Disaster

South Korean Prime Minister has offered to resign over the government’s handling of #Sewol ferry tragedy that left 187 dead. PM Chung Hong-Won said “I wanted to resign earlier but handling the situation was the first priority and I thought that it was a responsible act to help before leaving.”

Chung Hong-Won added, “But I’ve decided to resign now not to be any burden on the administration.”

More than 100 passengers are still missing after the ferry sunk during a trip from Incheon to the island of Jeju on April 16. Many of the passengers were students and teachers. They were told to remain in their cabins until further instructions were given.

 South Korean PM Chung Hong Won Resigns Over Handling of Sewol Ferry Disaster

287 Missing and 9 Dead, in South Korea Ferry Disaster

 

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287 Missing, 9 Dead, After Ferry Carrying South Korean Students Sink

Nine people were killed, 287 remain missing, after a ferry carrying mostly high school students sunk off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday. Officials say the death toll is expected to rise drastically, as dozens of rescue ships and aircraft continue searching for survivors.

The ferry was set to sail from Incheon Tuesday evening heading for Jeju, a popular tourist destination about located 12 hours away. The ferry sent a distress signal at about 9 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning,  after it began leaning to one side. The cause of the accident has not been determined.

Dennis Rodman Gets Angry After Being Asked About Kenneth Bae Release

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Dennis Rodman Defends North Korea Basketball Game, Screams at CNN Host

Dennis Rodman shouted at CNN host Chris Cuomo this morning during an interview in which he tried to defend his trip to North Korea, as well as his basketball game to honor dictator Kim Jong Un. Dennis Rodman blew a gasket when Cuomo wanted to know if he would help secure the release of Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen who’s been detained there for more than a year.  

Growing angry with Cuomo and jabbing his finger toward the camera for emphasis, Rodman said, “Kenneth Bae did one thing … If you understand what Kenneth Bae did. Do you understand what he did in this country? No, no, no, you tell me, you tell me. Why is he held captive here in this country, why? … I would love to speak on this.

“You know, you’ve got 10 guys here, 10 guys here, they’ve left their families, they’ve left their damn families, to help this country, as in a sports venture. That’s 10 guys, all these guys here, do anyone understand that? Christmas, New Year’s …

“I don’t give a rat’s ass what the hell you think. I’m saying to you, look at these guys here, look at them … they dared to do one thing, they came here.”

Fellow player Charles D. Smith tried to calm the discussion but Rodman carried on, becoming increasingly agitated.

“Ain’t no shill … let me do this,” he said to Smith, shaking his hand from his arm. Addressing Cuomo, he continued, “Really? Really? I want to tell you one thing. People round the world, around the world, I wanna do one thing.

“You’re the guy behind the mic right now. We’re the guys here doing one thing. We have to go back to America and take the abuse. Do you have to take the abuse that we’re gonna take? Do you sir, are you going to take the abuse?

“One day, one day, this door is going to open because these 10 guys here, all of us, Christie, Vin, Dennis, Charles, … I mean everybody here, if we could open the door just a little bit for people to come here and do one thing. Source: CNN

Most rational people wouldn’t venture into North Korea, knowing the country’s history, but we are dealing with a loose cannon. Is it really fair to hold him to a higher standard? He has always been a ridiculous person. I don’t expect that will change with age.
Here’s Dennis Rodman’s bizarre CNN interview:

Dennis Rodman Defends Kim Jong-Un Friendship Comment, Says We Have “Prison Camps” in U.S. Like North Korea

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Dennis Rodman Defends Kim Jong-Un Friendship Comment, Says We Have “Prison Camps” in U.S. Like North Korea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman had a testy exchange with ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulous over his controversial trip to North Korea and his comment that Kim Jong-Un is his “friend for life.” Rodman downplayed the trip saying he’s not a diplomat. George Stephanopoulous challenged Dennis Rodman (a huge waste of time) on North Korea’s atrocious human rights record, to which he responded:

“I don’t condone that. I hate the fact that he’s doing that. I didn’t talk about that. I saw people respected him, his family. He’s only 28. He’s not his dad. He’s not his grandpa. He is 28 years old. He’s very humble. He’s a very humble man. He don’t want war, that’s one thing he don’t want. He loves power. He loves control, because of his father, you know, stuff like that. But he’s just…he’s a great guy. He’s just a great guy. You sit down and talk to him,” said Rodman.

When Stephanopoulos went after Rodman on not talking about North Korean death camps he said, “We do the same things here.” A dumbfounded Stephanopoulos replied, “We have prison camps here in the United States?” Source

If anyone thought Dennis Rodman could be the voice of reason, they have another thing coming. He made this trip a ridiculous event. It is pretty clear that Dennis Rodman has enjoyed the benefits of living in a country as great as the United States and has failed to do his homework about North Korea and Kim Jong-Un’s ancestors.

 Dennis Rodman Defends Kim Jong Un Friendship Comment, Says We Have Prison Camps in U.S. Like North Korea

Six Arrested, 7th Sought After Another Woman Gang-Raped in India

ANOTHER WOMAN GANG-RAPED IN INDIA:  Six men are in police custody in yet another gang-rape of a woman in India. This latest incident comes four weeks after a brutal attack on a student on another bus. She died from her injuries after being transported to a Singapore hospital.

Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said the 29 year old woman was the only passenger on the bus as she traveled to her village in northern Punjab state Friday night. The driver reportedly refused to stop at her village and drove her to a desolate location. She was then taken to a building where the bus driver and conductor were joined by five friends who took turns raping her throughout the night. The bus driver dropped the woman off at her village early Saturday  Singh said. Six people were arrested and a seventh is being sought. The victim is recovering at her home.

Separately, a 32 year old man was arrested for allegedly raping and killing a nine year old girl two weeks ago in Ahmednagar district in western India, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. The child’s decomposed body was found Friday. The suspet committed the crime seven months after he was released from prison where he served nine years for raping and murdering a girl in 2003, PTI reports.