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No fines to be levied for refusing household survey: gov't

All Headlines 17:05 January 07, 2019

SEJONG, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's government said Monday that it will not slap fines on people for refusing the agency's household survey.

Kang Shin-wook, commissioner of Statistics Korea, made the announcement in a hastily arranged news conference in Sejong City.

The move came hours after President Moon Jae-in voiced objections to fines being imposed for not complying with the trend survey.

Under existing law, the government must impose a fine less than 1 million won (US$890) for those who refuse or obstruct the agency's survey.

Statistics Korea said it will make every effort to get the necessary replies from households at a time when some people are reluctant to provide details due to privacy concerns.

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