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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on May 2nd, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Korean Lawmakers Pass Bill To Stop Violent Acts In the Parliament

South Korea’s National Assembly has passed a bill that supposedly will prevent future outbreaks of violence that has made the lawmakers at times the laughingstock of the world:

South Korea’s parliament approved a key revision to the National Assembly Act on Wednesday, raising hopes the new measure will help end distasteful scenes of lawmakers scuffling with each other to push forward their demands over contentious issues.

The anti-clash bill was passed in a vote of 127 to 48, with 17 abstentions.  [Yonhap]

As I have always said, if these clowns are allowed to get away with this violence with only small fines to show for it, they will continue to do it.  We will have to wait and see if this bill makes any difference.

By the way if I was a Korean lawmaker this is who my aid would be.

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  • Dreamboat Annie
    3:44 am on May 3rd, 2012 1

    It’s hard to see where this will actually stop violence because all it does is change some of the parliamentary procedures about voting on controversial bills. If the minority party, usually the Korean left, chooses to use violence to block a quorum, they still can do it. What they needed to do was pass a law making it illegal to use violence to block the National Assembly from conduting regular business, and make the penalty for conviction the loss of one’s seat in the National Assembly. But given the radical left judges in Seoul it would probably be impossible to get a conviction of anyone in the Korean left.

  • Fanwarrior
    9:11 am on May 4th, 2012 2

    the violence can almost show passion. Something some politicians from other countries have a hard time showing.

  • a98cer
    1:23 pm on May 4th, 2012 3

    I hope it does not change much. These guys are pretty funny sometimes in their democratic effort.

  • Dreamboat Annie
    2:18 pm on May 4th, 2012 4

    2- They are elected to vote, not to fight.


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