Dissent in South Korea

South Korea is drawing international concern for how its government is dealing with dissent. The government has been accused of distorting history and of propaganda. Now, the South Korean Navy files suit for losses against locals that opposed naval base in Jeju. On the Facebook page No Naval Base on Jeju, the following can be read:

Don’t make us Gangjeong villagers feel pain any more. The government has already built base, military residence and road. And now it is even to take away our livelihood.

The base is reported to have caused a deeply divided community and some fear that the base could draw South Korea into conflict.