N.Korean defector leaves for US for congressional hearing

10

Seoul, Jan 28 | A high-profile North Korean defector-turned-activist has left for the US to attend a congressional hearing on a bill passed by South Korea to ban the sending of anti-Pyongyang leaflets, his lawyer confirmed on Thursday.

Park Sang-hak, who runs Fighters for a Free North Korea, flew to Washington on Wednesday to attend the hearing that New Jersey Representative Chris Smith is seeking to convene to discuss the anti-leafleting law, reports Yonhap News Agency.

“Park left for the US yesterday for the purpose of attending the U.S. Congress hearing and other reasons with a plan to return in early March,” the Yonhap news report quoted Lee Heon, the lawyer serving as Park’s legal representative, as saying.

The date of the hearing is yet to be confirmed, Lee added.

Last month, the South Korean National Assembly passed the bill penalising the sending of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets into the North despite strong objection by opposition party lawmakers.

Park had earlier filed a constitutional complaint against the ban.

The sending of leaflets across the border by activist groups has emerged as a major source of cross-border tensions since Pyongyang called it a violation of an inter-Korean summit agreement and also threatened to take a series of retaliatory steps against South Korea if it did not stop such activity.

In June 2020, North Korea also blew up a joint liaison office in its border town of Kaesong in anger over the leafleting issue.

Source: IANS

Sponsors Posts

From being a developer to a CEO in California, Manthan Dudeja's top tips to make money while you're still in college

From being a developer to a CEO in California, Manthan Dudeja's top tips to make money while you're still in college

Gone are the days when one had to finish school, college and subsequent years in getting trained to be able to sustain oneself with decent income. Today, what you earn eventually depends upon your skillset and how early you got started to build an expertise in your domain.

Manthan Dudeja, who currently lives in California and is still in his graduation years, understood the perks of starting early and is now a CEO who has worked across a plethora of jobs, from IoS programming to website development and blogging to trying his hand at Amazon Associates.

In conversation with this dynamic entrepreneur, let’s decode the various options for freshers to make a side income while they are still in school/college –

  • Content writer/Editor

Manthan explains how he started off by writing for blogs with whatever knowledge he had and with the help of internet, this could be by either writing for your own online blog, for instance Manthan was interested in Tech, so he was writing for his blog ‘TechCrack‘ or for someone else in the capacity of a content writer.

It’s not difficult to get started if you have the basic understanding to develop a ‘flow’ while writing a piece and the skill to write what suits your target audience.

  • Software developers/ Programmers/ Coders – Today, software/app developers are earning more than the average of $60 an hour by working remotely. There are a host of online paid/free platforms providing trainings to acquire such skills, Manthan has been an app/website developer for the longest time and by far, this skill has given him the best results for his work.
  • Digital Marketer/ E-Marketer-

Your journey to become a digital marketer starts the day you take the step of self-educating yourself and learning the tricks to attract potential customers either by way of Google, Facebook, or any other digital platform by a host of scalable ways on the internet, undoubtedly, digital marketing is the hottest online work from home concept of this decade.

Manthan is today a successful digital marketer who has equipped himself with the advanced knowledge of online ads on various mediums and has effectively used these skills to generate incredible revenue over time.

These are some of the best ways to get started, according to Manthan, all

 

Sponsors Posts

2 BHK Residential Apartment for Sale in Aadhya Hills Bhita Jabalpur

2 BHK Residential Apartment for Sale in Aadhya Hills Bhita Jabalpur
Aadhya Hills is one of the residential development. It offers spacious and skillfully designed apartments. The project is well equipped with all modern amenities to facilitate the needs of the residents.
  • Property type: Residential Apartment 
  • Offer type: For Sale 
  • City: Jabalpur 
  • Zip Code: 482001 
  • Locality: Bhita 
  • Landmark: Bhita 
  • RERA Registration Number: P-JBP-18-1599 

For more details please click here or visit bhaskarproperty.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here