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Citizens Proclaim War Against Gambling

28 August 2006

SOUTH KOREA -- As reported by The Korea Times: "A hundred and sixty senior citizens have launched a nationwide campaign to root out gambling.

"The members of the National Council for Upgrading Korea held a press conference yesterday at the New Kukje Hotel in Seoul proclaiming a war against gambling, criticizing the current situation where Korea is being labeled as a 'Gambling Republic' instead of 'a developed country.'

"It has decided to create a citizens' group with other civil organizations, help gambling addicts and launch a nationwide campaign to eradicate the addictive habit.

"...The council asked for a clear explanation about the 'Pada Iyagi,' or 'Sea Story' scandal from the person responsible and also demanded that the government employ powerful steps needed to remove the stigma of the 'Gambling Republic.'..."

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