Why are South Korean politicians shaving their heads?

Hwang Kyo-ahn got his head shaved sitting outside the presidential house
South Korea's resistance chief has turned into the most recent legislator to freely shave his head in a challenge against the legislature. 

Hwang Kyo-ahn had his hair completely shaved off before supporters and writers outside the presidential castle on Monday evening

The dissent is over another equity serve, Cho Kuk, whose family is entangled in defilement charges.

A week ago, two female MPs shaved their heads over a similar discussion.

Each of the three are from the preservationist part of the arrangement range and restrict the present government under President Moon Jae-in.

They need Mr Cho to leave or be sacked. 

What are the dissents about?

Cho Kuk, a previous law educator and assistant to Mr Moon, took office a week ago as equity serve.

In any case, his faultfinders are furious that he was named for the post by Mr Moon notwithstanding progressing allegations of scholastic extortion and money related wrongdoings against his family.

His better half, additionally a teacher, has been prosecuted for purportedly fashioning material which helped their girl get into college and secure grants, something which has irritated other college understudies.

Hwang Kyo-ahn got his head shaved sitting outside the presidential house

Investigators are additionally investigating speculations into a supposedly questionable value reserve connected to another relative. Lately, investigators completed a few strikes connected to Ms Cho's family.

In his affirmation hearing last Friday, Mr Cho communicated his "most profound conciliatory sentiments to the more youthful age" over the supposed advantages his little girl got. In any case, said he said he needed to continue ahead with changes to the equity framework.

Mr Moon has worried there has been no affirmation of unlawful activity and said it would be awful point of reference not to choose somebody exclusively based on claims.

Yet, the case has caused an open discussion about class benefit in South Korea, which has been shaken by defilement embarrassments over ongoing years.

The past government was toppled over defilement charges and previous President Park Geun-hye is at present serving jail time for pay off and maltreatment of intensity.

Mr Hwang filled in as head administrator under previous President Pak - a few onlookers have proposed his open trick was to some extent persuaded to undermine current President Moon Jae-in.

Why shave the head?

South Korea has a long custom of hair shaving as a type of challenge.

The demonstration is established in customary Confucian educating, and has generally been viewed as a method for exhibiting duty to a reason.

During the 1960s and 70s, when South Korea was under military autocracy, dissenters would frequently shave their heads as an indication of opposition.

Over the previous decades, activists and government officials have utilized it as approach to dissent. 

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In 2018, ladies shaved their head at a walk against the ascent of covert agent cameras being put in toilets and changing rooms to furtively film ladies.

Two years prior, in excess of 900 South Koreans shaved their heads in a demonstration of dissents at a US hostile to rocket framework

In 2007, many occupants of Icheon City shaved their heads over a debate where to construct another modern plant.

Mr Hwang's open stand occurred outside the presidential royal residence, the Blue House, on Monday evening.

Alluding to Mr Cho as "criminal" he asked him to remain down.

He told the group watching: "I'm here to promise my assurance by shaving my head. I won't step back."

His challenge drew wide consideration via web-based networking media. He made it into the best 10 inclining list on Naver, South Korea's main web index.

Numerous remarks compared his looks to on-screen character Gary Oldman - winning him the moniker Kimchi Oldman.

Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smoke

Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia

JAKARTA: Thousands of Indonesians petitioned God for downpour in fog hit towns on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo on Wednesday (Sep 11), as woods flames seethed at the tallness of the dry season, the state Antara news organization detailed. 

Flames have consumed portions of Sumatra and Borneo island for over a month and the administration has sent 9,000 military, police and fiasco organization work force to battle the blazes. 

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Indonesia's neighbors normally whine about exhaust cloud brought about by its woodland bursts, which are regularly begun to clear arrive for palm oil and mash estates. 

Be that as it may, Indonesia said for the current week it was not to fault and flames had been seen by satellites in a few neighboring nations. 

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 Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia

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A few pieces of Southeast Asia have seen uncommonly dry conditions lately including Indonesia, which has seen almost no downpour due to an El Nino climate design, its meteorological office has said. 

A few networks have taken to petition in the desire for closure the dry climate, and the dimness it brings. 

A large number of individuals in Pekanbaru, capital of Riau area in Sumatra, held Islamic petitions for downpour outside the representative's office. A large number of those participating wore face covers to shield themselves from the smoke, Antara announced. 

"We're doing all that we can, presently we go to Allah for the downpour," representative commonplace senator Edy Nasution told the news office. 

Indonesian Muslims appeal to God for downpour during a long dry spell season and dimness in Pekanbaru 

Indonesian Muslims appeal to God for downpour during a long dry spell season and dimness in Pekanbaru, Riau area, Indonesia, September 11, 2019 in this photograph taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Rony Muharrman/through REUTERS 

Comparative petitions were held in towns in Kalimantan, the Indonesian side of Borneo, where air quality has been at undesirable levels and schools have been compelled to close, the news organization said. 

Mosques in Malaysia have likewise been urged to hold petitions for downpour, said the leader of Malaysia's Islamic Development Department, Mohamad Nordin, as indicated by the state news organization Bernama. 

Indonesian experts are utilizing 37 helicopters and 239 million liters of water bombs to assault the bursts, the debacle organization said on its Twitter account, while airplane were seeding mists in the expectation of creating precipitation. 

The office said 5,062 flame "problem areas" had been identified in six Indonesian territories, as of Wednesday morning. 

Indonesian Muslims assemble as they appeal to God for downpour during a long dry spell season and cloudiness in Pekanbaru 

Indonesian Muslims assemble as they appeal to God for downpour during a long dry spell season and cloudiness in Pekanbaru, Riau area, Indonesia, September 11, 2019 in this photograph taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Rony Muharrman/by means of REUTERS 

Endro Wibowo, agent police head of the town of Sampit in Central Kalimantan region, said his group was working nonstop to put out the fires. 

Police were likewise making legitimate move to prevent ranchers from unlawfully utilizing flame to clear arrive, Antara announced

Criminal arguments have been started against 175 individuals in better places on doubt of beginning flames while four palm oil organizations were dealing with indictments of carelessness, police told media. 

The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) said little scale ranchers were being accused for flames begun by palm oil estate organizations. 

"Activities by the focal and neighborhood governments have not been sufficient against organizations in modern timberlands or palm ranches on peat lands. They constantly accuse the network," said Muhammad Ferdhiyadi of the gathering's South Sumatra branch.