Back In Seoul!!!
“A Korean man was fined 1 million won ($855) Friday for insulting an Indian professor. This is the first time in Korea that a person has been punished for racist remarks…for humiliating the foreigner through abusive and racial language on a bus in July.
After the incident, the 28-year-old Indian professor accused Park of calling him ``dirty'' and ``smelly.'' Initially, police allegedly discouraged the foreign professor from filing a complaint but he persisted.
Police filed a personal insult charge against Park as there is no appropriate clause in Korea's Criminal Law against this kind of an offense. Park even insulted his Korean female friend…asking whether she is happy to date a black man.
How is this related, you ask? There is no appropriate clause in Korea’s Criminal Law…and why not we ask? Because there is no law, there is no punishment for a ‘crime’ is not committed. This is a good, not great, day for setting a precedent. With now over 1.2 million legal foreign ‘devils’ living in Korea and many mixed marriages, it is about time for making laws to punish those who rain verbal abuse and get away with it. How about a real law under Human Rights? Hmmm, for the global community.