According to news agency Yonhap, two senior Samsung Group executives have offered to resign. They take responsibility in the involvement of the conglomerate in the corruption scandal that led to the arrest of Lee Jae-Yong and the impeachment of president Park Guen-hye.
Electronic waste is becoming an increasing problem in Asia. There is no sufficient pre-existing infrastructure to deal with the growing amount of e-waste.
The Ministry of Labor and Employment submitted a proposal to amend the Factories Act, 1948, a central law that defines health and safety measures for workers.
On February 28 and March 1, 2017, SETEM Catalunya organizes the Mobile Social Congress in Barcelona as an alternative to the Mobile World Congress. The Mobile Social Congress will focus on the impact of activities in the supply chains of electronics in the Global South and alternatives to monopolies and exclusion in telecommunications.
The chief of Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee is arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal at the highest levels of power in South Korea.