President Park vows to 'normalize abnormal practices' in societyUpdated: 2013-12-31 PM 7:52:10 (KST)
President Park Geun-hye expressed her determination to work harder in the new year to revitalize the economy, and stabilize the people's livelihoods.
In her New Year's address to the nation on Tuesday, President Park called on the public to join in efforts in laying "the groundwork for an economic leap."
The president said she will pursue reforms to root out corruption and other irregularities.
On North Korea, President Park reiterated that her administration will maintain a firm security posture and crisis management system in preparation for any possible provocation by the North and lay the foundation for a peaceful reunification of the two Koreas.
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"...and stabilize the people's livelihoods."
(Ms. Pak can stabilize people's livelihoods by keeping out of free trade agreements.)