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S. Korean lawmakers ask for bigger Dokdo budget for 2013

11-05-2012 22:05 BJT

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A group of South Korean lawmakers has advised the South Korean government to increase its Dokdo defense budget for 2013.

South Korea and Japan are embroiled in a tense territorial dispute over the group of islands known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese. At the National Assembly’s committee for foreign affairs, the lawmakers argued the foreign ministry’s proposed 4.22 billion won (US$3.85 million) defense budget for 2013 needed to be raised to 5.12 billion won (US$4.68 million).

The lawmakers argue a greater part of the budget needs to be spent on improving the exposure of the South Korean stance over the disputed islands to foreign media and experts of international law. They also suggest allocating a portion of the budget to developing a multilingual Dokdo website.


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