South Korean man detained for murder investigation

BRATISLAVA: A South Korean man in isolation at a Slovakian hospital will undergo another round of tests to ensure he is not infected with the potentially fatal MERS virus, the hospital in Bratislava said on Sunday."There were no positive indications. Out of four indicators, three were negative, and one borderline," hospital spokeswoman Petra Stano Matasovska told AFP. "According to epidemiological rules, it is necessary to repeat the procedure."The 38-year-old South Korean arrived in Slovakia on June 3 and works for a subcontractor of Seoul carmaker Kia, which has a plant in the central European country. He was admitted to the emergency room…... [read more]

Vietnam’s aviation authorities have fined a South Korean man VND4 million (US$180) for throwing a tantrum on a Korean Air flight to Hanoi last week after he was refused a second alcoholic drink. The 34-year-old passenger, whose name has been withheld, was flying in business class from Seoul last Friday, the Northern Airports Authority said in a statement. A flight attendant reportedly refused to serve him an alcoholic drink, saying that he had just gulped down a strong one. The passenger became agitated and started kicking the seats around him. Several bags that hold items such as eye masks and…... [read more]

The 29-year-old rapper from K-pop boy band Big Bang was found unconscious at a police station where he was undertaking mandatory military service, and rushed to a Seoul hospital on Tuesday."I'm sorry," the singer, whose real name is Choi Seung-Hyun, told reporters Friday as he emerged from the hospital's intensive care unit in a wheelchair.Choi was to be transferred to a different hospital, his family said, without giving further details.T.O.P is believed to have overdosed on benzodiazepine - a class of tranquillizers that includes well-known brand name drugs such as Valium - a member of his medical team said earlier…... [read more]

A South Korean man was found dead hanging from a tree in front of his rented house in the northern city of Haiphong.On the early morning of August 10, people discovered Choi Sang Jil who lived in a rented house on Van Cao Street, Hai An District hanging from a tree right in front of the house. A South Korean man was found dead hanging from a tree  in Haiphong City Local police conducted an autopsy.Choi Sang Jil and his South Korean friend rented the house to open a shop.He phoned his wife who has the Vietnamese nationality at 9…... [read more]

Malaysia has requested Interpol to put an alert out to apprehend four North Korean suspects in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia's police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said on Thursday. The estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was killed in Kuala Lumpur's main airport last week, in what South Korean and U.S. officials say was an assassination carried out by North Korean agents. Khalid said on Thursday that two women arrested last week had been paid for carrying out the fatal assault on Kim Jong Nam using a fast-acting poison, but declined to say if…... [read more]

Malaysian police said on Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man, the fourth person to be detained in connection with the murder of the half brother of the North's leader. The man was carrying Malaysian documentation issued to foreign workers, which identified him as 46-year-old North Korean citizen Ri Jong Chol, when he was arrested on Friday evening, according to a police statement. He is the first North Korean to be arrested in connection with the case, after detectives detained a 25-year-old Indonesian woman named Siti Aishah and her Malaysian boyfriend, along with a woman carrying a Vietnamese passport…... [read more]

Nguyen Thi Thanh tried to delay the story. She poured water and passed some snacks around 30 South Korean visitors at her small drinks stand along a highway in the central province of Quang Nam.“I don’t want to keep telling these stories,” Thanh said.Thanh is among the few survivors of the massacres South Korean troops committed across several villages in central Vietnam in 1968 during the Vietnam War. She was eight when she witnessed the murders of her mother, brother and sister.A South Korean group has been holding memorial services this year on the anniversary of the massacres, and the…... [read more]

Two Vietnamese fishermen killed the captain and chief engineer of a South Korean fishing vessel named Kwang Hyun 803 over a dispute on June 20, 2016 about 1,300km east of Somalia. A 50-year-old South Korean sailor, identified by his surname Lee, said in an interview with Yonhap that there had been an argument between Captain Yang and the two Vietnamese fishermen on the night of June 19. The sailor said the relationship between the two suspects and Yang had been strained due to the captain's frequent outbursts and the language barrier. After drinking some liquor, the two Vietnamese suspects (both…... [read more]

It’s a late afternoon on a recent Saturday and a store in the Phu My Hung urban area in HCM City’s District 7 is filled with customers from South Korea, looking for new clothing and shoes. Many South Koreans who live in the Phu My Hung area in HCM City’s District 7 send their children to the Korean International School, which is located in the area. Just opposite the clothing store is a South Korean coffee shop serving drinks and offering a selection of books for Korean readers, many of whom live in the neighbourhood.Such sights are common on the streets…... [read more]

Just opposite the clothing store is a South Korean coffee shop serving drinks and offering a selection of books for Korean readers, many of whom live in the neighbourhood.Such sights are common on the streets of Bui Bang Doan, Nguyen Duc Canh, Pham Van Nghi and others in Phu My Hung, a suburban area outside HCM City.Many South Korean restaurants, spas, shops and a supermarket serve the large South Korean expatriate community in the area. Many of them have signs in Vietnamese, English and Korean, and have staff who can speak Korean.Grace Choi, 42, who moved with her husband to…... [read more]