No More Brawling in Korean Parliament?

Korean parliament brawlI heard today at work that the South Korean parliamentarians have actually taken measures of some kind to prevent their venerable selves from participating in all those really entertaining fights. Is this true? If it is, then how are they going to sort out disputes between the government and opposition parties?

Without filibuster or any other method to slow down or prevent unwanted legislations the South Koreans have traditionally, and quite sensibly I think, resorted to screaming, hair-pulling, furniture stacking, furniture smashing, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, massive scrums and any number of other ways to physically take control of the room, and the vote. It is both hilarious and educational. If this practice has indeed been stopped, then… well, I can’t think of any other ways middle-aged Koreans might sort out their differences and run the country.

Anyhoo, here’s a little light entertainment, ROK politic style.



  1. I don’t think we need to worry too much. Since when did anything as pesky as the law ever stop parliamentarians from doing whatever it is that they want to do anyway?

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