During the horrible accident that happened on 16th of April many high school children drowned as result of the incomptency of the captain and his crew members, whom unfortunately only knew how to save their own lives. The results are catastrophical and you might have heard that the prime minister resigned due to the issue. The inhabitants of South-Korea are demanding structural changes in how the government is regulating the industry.
The information on the subject is in abundance, a quick Google leads to many search results could provide one a more in-depth look at what actually happened. Today I am not going to write about the accident, as every news channel informs you about but rather the aftermath of the accident affecting everyone.
- All public festivals are cancelled due to the accident
- All “free” major tourism activities are on hold until furtner notice (i.e.Banpo rainbow fountain)
- Many institutions are announcing that they are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of their workers and customers.
- My dormitory has officially announced that they will increase the amount of uninspected room checks and are holding mandatory fire drills. To check where we are regularly.
The sad part about these changes is that none of them actually fundamentally changes that way companies such as these operate. This is just my personal opinion and it is not an attack on South-Korea itself, but the government over here is still quite corrupt and company’s can do whatever they feel like due to the power that the “Chaebols” (family run business) have. All of these measures are in my opinions just ways for those in high ranking position to secure their own job and calm down the population.