A few weeks ago I wrote about the plight of the hapless Park Jeung Geun and promised an update if there were any developments – well, for the first time in 40 days (the day when he was arrested), he tweeted the following:
“왔습니다.감사합니다.당분간은 재판준비로 쉽니다.감사합니다!”
I’m about 2 years of language study away from being able to translate that myself with any accuracy; so I chucked it all into an online translator and got the following:
“Thank you very much. For the moment, the preparations for a trial holiday. Thank you”
This website informs us that he has actually been bailed, which makes the crude translation above make a bit more sense. His letter to the judge is an interesting read and underlines his case for being a woefully misunderstood prankster.
It’s interesting to see that Park has changed his twitter background to a more neutral anime-style cartoon (as opposed to the photoshopped North Korean propaganda still that contributed to the initial furore). One wonders what exactly has transpired between Park Jeung Geun and the South Korean authorities.
More on this news story as it happens.
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