The families of 92 boys who died when the South Korean ferry Sewol sank in April 2014 have reacted furiously after receiving call-up papers to the military.
The letters required the 92 students of Danwon High School, in the city of Ansan, to attend physical examination assessments before their conscription into the military. All young men in South Korea are required to serve for about two years and receive their call-up notifications shortly after turning 18.
Consider, these are the people we entrust with running the country. you know, variously, decide what medical care we should get and how, the number of people who should be allowed into the country, the regulations surrounding the cost and technology of energy generation. And yet they’re incapable of even checking off death certificates against the conscription roll.
Presumably they’ll be sending them all pension books in 47 years time.