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The Ministry of Public Administration and Security reported its tasks for next year to the president on Monday, including plans to bolster security amid heightened inter-Korean tension.
Among the policy goals laid out by the ministry are plans to further tighten national security following North Korea’s shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island late last month.
The ministry says it will spend more than 80 billion won to increase security on five Yellow Sea islands near the maritime border with North Korea. The budget will go to revamping evacuation facilities, restoring buildings damaged by the North Korean attack, and helping to stabilize the lives of island residents.
Details and conditions yet known, but apparently Richardson pulls off a nuclear deal of some sort in NKorea, providing a reprieve. 5 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone
Damn I wish I could read Korean. KBS just cut from drama to breaking news. Only thing I can read is F-15s and KF-16s. 4 minutes ago via web
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Looks like it could very well be DOOM OVER!
1. CNN: #DPRK tells Richardson it agrees to ship fuel rods out of the country. #Koreas 6 minutes ago via TweetDeck
South Korea has detained eight Chinese fishermen after their boat collided with a patrol ship in an incident that threatens to damage relations with China at a time when the US is pushing Beijing to broker a detente on the Korean peninsula.
According to the South Korean coastguard, the Chinese fishing boat capsized after ramming a patrol vessel in South Korean waters on Saturday.
The coastguard detained eight fishermen, but said one died after being rescued from the water and another was missing. On Sunday, six South Korean coastguard ships and two helicopters searched for the missing Chinese fisherman, to no avail.
# martyn_williams RT @W7VOA: #ROK defense ministry tells VOA just now artillery drill still on for some time today less than a minute ago via TweetDeck
# Martyn Williams martyn_williams RT @chicoharlan: Evidently #DPRK also agreed to ship out 12,000 fuel rods. Enough to produce 5-6 nuclear weapons. 1 minute ago via TweetDeck
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Who wants to bet the drill is delayed ``due to fog`` to tomorrow?
TomLasseter RT @betterthansteve: KBS News ticker reports ROK fighters prepped for hostilities. 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck
KBS reports: Japan supports ROK's YP-Do artillery fire exercise. 3 minutes ago via web
AP: Farmers living near western edge of DMZ moved out of their homes until after artillery drill. #Koreas 3 minutes ago via TweetDeck
Reuters staffer on Yeonpyeong says artillery firing heard on the island. #Koreas
1 minute ago via TweetDeck
# ROK Defense Ministry, speaking to VOA just now, says it'll not confirm exercise until it concludes. #Koreas half a minute ago via TweetDeck
# Reuters staffer on Yeonpyeong says artillery firing heard on the island. #Koreas 1 minute ago via TweetDeck