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National Assembly locked in Sewol-ho ferry bill turmoil

Bereaved families of April's ferry sinking, which took the lives of more than 300 people, held a meeting this Wednesday and opposed the compromised Sewol-ho ferry bill. Rival party floor leaders had ironed out a deal on Tuesday, that would make the Saenuri Party receive approval from the main opposition party and the victim's families before nominating two committee members, ending weeks of partisan bickering over the special bill. But families of the victims killed in the ferry sinking demanded an overhaul of Tuesday's agreement, saying the renegotiated version of the bill would not guarantee a sufficiently thorough probe into the disaster as it lacks investig...