Free clinic project http://www.gimhaekorea.

Kimhae 154-3, Seosang-dong, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do Supporting community for each country Holding community event for each country The 4th floor of Sangbo Building , Hogye-ri, Naeseo-eup, Masan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Visit the company for consultation 055-338-2727

Masan Special lecture series on society and 055-253-5270 culture Running mentor & mentee system for migrant workers 032-431-5757/ Regular education for employers 032-431-4545 who hire migrant workers Supporting big holiday events for each country 053-654-9700 Providing on & offline information Education on demand & on how to start a business for each country Establishing cooperative networks between communities 041-411-7005 Mobile consultation


636-3,Nonhyeon-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon


870-5, Duryu-dong,Dalseo-gu, Daegu


1300, Seongjeong-dong, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Since the foot-and-mouth disease spread out in a milk cow farmhouse in Pocheon of Gyeonggi Province on July 1st, 2010, the disease is spreading nationwide. The situation is serious enough for the owner of affected farming household to kill oneself in April. Accordingly, let’s check up how to take preventive measures against the foot-and-mouth disease.

Livestock farmhouses ‘matters to follow

1. Forbid people and vehicles to enter or leave the farm. 2. If you purchase livestock, you have to get it from a reliable farmhouse. In addition, isolation and examination are required for a certain period of time. 3. If migrant workers, who work for a livestock farmhouse, find problems related to the farm’s quarantine measures such as sanitation and sterilization in suspected livestock of foot-and-mouth infection, they have to report immediately and put all efforts in providing the follow-up service. 4 The livestock disease should be prevented by destroying flies, mosquitoes and mice in the farm. 5. Not to visit FMD-nonfree countries. If you travel to the countries due to some unavoidable circumstances, do not visit the farms or facilities related to livestock. However, if necessary, you have to take a bath and wash your clothes as soon as possible after the entry. In addition, you need to refrain from visiting other farmhouses at least more than 2 weeks.

6. In the event of the farms in FMD-nonfree areas, do not have a meeting and use means of communication such as phone if they need to discuss. 7. You need to monitor the breeding livestock condition and if you find any symptoms related to the foot-and-mouth disease, report immediately to a mayor, ward head, town head, and township chief under the relevant jurisdiction or municipal- to provincial livestock quarantine institutions.

< Report> Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control and Prevention: 031-467-4368/4362 Hotline for Livestock Suspected of Foot-and-Mouth Infection: 1588-4060/9060

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외국인근로자를 위한 다국어 뉴스레터


Everyday Legal Matters 5

Please, wear a safety helmet when driving a motorcycle!
Thus, in the event of those who drive a motorcycle or bicycle without wearing protective devices such as a safety helmet, they are fined 20,000won (two-wheeled vehicles) and 10,000won(bicycles) under Article 50 Clause 3 of the Road Traffic Act

<Case study> Mr. Kim (male, 45 years old), a dependant, got caught driving a motorcycle without a safety helmet about 3Km distance on the 시흥 roadside at about 18:00 on July 5th, 2009. Mr. Kim (male, 23 years old) was killed in a crash with a car while driving a motorcycle without a safety helmet at the 독산동 crossroads.


Fire Prevention
Do not insert several plugs into a socket. Make sure that you unplug when going out Do not use electric pad which are kept plunged for a long time. ▶ How to evacuate in the event of a fire When a fire occurs, let others know it crying out “Fire!” loudly and call 119. Cover your body and face up with a wet blanket or towel when passing through the flames. Try touching the door with the back of your hand or touching the doorknob before opening it. Wait for help to the wind when you are evacuated. Roll about on the ground after covering your eyes and mouth with your hands when your clothes catch fire.

◆ A fire broke out at migrant workers’container lodgings ◆ The returning cost of about 8,000,000 won was burned down...
On April 24th, a fire broke out at a plant which is located in Yongin, Gyeonggido. This caused the container where migrant workers use as loadings and plant to be burned. Fortunately there were no human casualties or injuries. However, a worker from Sri Lankan came to be unable to go back to home because returning cost of about 8000,000 won was burnt down. The poor residential environment such as outworn electric wires is likely to be the cause of the fire as most of migrant workers spend in a group setting at the dormitory of a plant. If so, what is a measure to prevent fire? Let’s find out in detail. ▶ Fire Prevention at Home Do not pile up needless combustibles (old clothes, newspapers, boxes, and so on) Do not handle flammable liquids (alcohol, gasoline, etc.) or flammable gases (butane gas) carelessly. Do not hang electric wires on the places beyond eyeshot, such as under a carpet or behind a dresser Do not leave a kitchen while cooking food by gas. ▶ Electrical Fire Prevention Use standardized electric wires which are suited to the electric capacity and voltage of electrical appliances. Replace a worn or damaged wire with a new one. Use a protective device when wiring a house for electricity and be careful so as not to be electric wiring exposed to heat and external shocks.

<Source> Safety education for causality & fire safety guide from National Emergency Management Agency


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⑤ Summary Justice
written notice disposition, those who are unidentified, and those who are in a difficult situation for notice disposition, the court deals with them summarily without notice. A. Those who receive a written notice shall pay a fine to the designated financial institution within 10 days of notice disposition. B. In the event of those who do not pay a fine within the term for payment, they should pay the amount including 20 percent of the penalty given within 20 days from the day after the term expires.

[Case study] One day, Mr. P got a notice that was written ‘You came to be brought to summary trial and come into a certain district court ‘. And he thought for a moment, he realized that he was tagged for throwing away a cigarette butt on the street 2 months ago. So, the fine of 30,000won was imposed on him. However, it has entirely slipped from his mind. He visited a counseling center in confusion after receiving a summons to appear in court.

Summary trial progress The summary trial is held in open court

What is summary justice? The law system aims to lighten the

prosecution’s load and to give convenience to the person directly involved so as to be promptly and briefly punished without any investigation and trial in the event of minor offenses such as a fine not exceeding 200,000won, detention (be locked up at the police station or in jail more than one day to less than 30days), and a penalty (more than 2,000won to less than 50,000won).

Objects of summary justice There are speeding, going through

under the presidency of a judge. Defendants are able to know the details of a case, to have a chance to make an excuse, and to appoint a lawyer. However, the judge is able to convict a defendant of a crime from the evidence draw up based on the report a police draw up. A judge generally sentences a defendant to detention, a penalty or a fine. If a judge dismisses a case, the case is forwarded to the public prosecutor’s office and it is conducted as the criminal trial procedures. If a defendant applies for a formal trial within 7 days of the sentence or notice as the defendant protests against a decision, it is carried out as the formal trial procedures.

a red light, and illegal parking under the traffic laws and penal offenses such as violence. Furthermore, there are urinating on the street, drinking riot, indecent exposure, nuisance phone calls, smoking in the non-smoking sections, concealing lethal weapon, destroying nature, paying no attention to control dangerous animals, false reports, free ride, jumping a restaurant bill, trespassing, cutting in, and dealing in illegal tickets under the Minor Offences Act. Thus, the offenses against all sorts of administrative regulations are included.

Mr. P’s summary trial The ticket that police gave to Mr. P is

notice disposition and it gives him the details of summary trial procedures. Nevertheless, Mr. P did not pay a fine to a financial institution within a designated amount of time (10 days + 20 days). For this reason, he came to be on trial. Therefore, he has to appear in court and to be judged by the law at the designated date. If he protests against a decision, he is able to apply for a formal trial.

Advance procedure A police chief gives a violator written notice (notice disposition) to pay a fine, including the reason. If the violator does not follow the notice, the police chief applies for summary trial to the court. (However, in the event of those who refuse to receive a

* This article is provided by Won Kyung Kim, Assistant Manager of the Korea Migrants’ Center’s Consultation Team. ☎1644-0644


Master of mind

Various Information


Read my mind and

A. 1644-0644 Migrants’ Help Line is a foreign language consultation hotline that operates to help migrant workers facing difficulties with language communications. You can dial 1644-0644 anywhere nationwide to be connected and receive consultation service in 17 different languages.

MNTV – News Broadcast in Multi-Languages
MNTV 다국어뉴스 방영

Studying my mind critically is To lead myself to not dependent existence

Consultation area - Delay in wages, residency and arrival & departure, employment permit system, working visit, industrial accidents - Inter-country marriages, women’s issues, medical care, housing, death & funeral arrangement, fraud, civil procedures How to use 1644 – 0644 + country extension number 1. Korean 2. Mongolian 3. Vietnamese 4. Chinese 5. Indonesian 6. Thai 7. English and Tagalog 8. Sri Lankan 9. Uzbek + Russian 10. Urdu + India 11. Khmer 12. Nepali 13. Burmese 14. Bengali Hours of Operation Mon. – Fri. 09:00~18:00 / Sun 13:00~19:00 (Closed every Saturdays)
Korea Migrants' Center (152-801) 137-1 Garibongdong Guro-gu Seoul

* Broadcast Languages: Korean / English / Thai / Tagalog (Philippines) / Mongolian / Vietnamese / Urdu (Pakistan) / Chinese / Uzbek / Indonesian / Nepali / Khmer (Cambodia) / Sri Lankan * Time: Every Tuesday 12 a.m. * Information & Tip Line: (02)6900-8234, * Website:

Migrant Worker’s Hospital ☎02-863-9966
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But independent one. Be a master of mind, not follow one – Buddhistic Priest PeobJeong -

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2010. 06 No.42


Changing of Nationality Act

◆ Allowing multiple citizenship for the first time in the history of the Korean

◆ When migrant workers obtain Korean nationality, they do not have to give up
foreign citizenship…
The multiple citizenship is allowed from January 1st, 2010 as the National Assembly approved a revised bill for Nationality Act on April 21st. Accordingly, foreigners who obtain Korean nationality do not have to give up their foreign citizenship and are allowed to have the multiple citizenship. However, foreigners have to give their pledge that they do not use the foreign citizenship in Korea and they are treated as only Korean. Accordingly, those who automatically lost Korean citizenship due to nonfulfillment of the system can re-obtain it within 2 years since the legal system that foreigners select their nationality was introduced in 1998. In addition, before the Nationality Act revision, those who gave up foreign citizenship to acquire Korean nationality are able to hold the multiple citizenship if they re-obtain it within 5 years. ▶Enforcement Date The revised bill comes into effect on January 1st, 2011. However, the following items are enforced from the day of its proclamation. ① The repeal of the regulation that Korean citizenship is automatically lost if those with multiple citizenship fail to fulfill the selection of nationality ② The regulation that those with multiple citizenship are allowed to select Korean nationality as foreigners gives their pledge that they do not use their foreign citizenship. ③ Under the new regulations, if multiple –citizenship holders automatically lost Korean citizenship, they are allowed to re-obtain Korean nationality as foreigners give their pledge that they do not use their foreign citizenship within 2 years. ④ Under the new regulations, if multiple –citizenship holders, who gave up their foreign citizenship and chose Korean nationality before, reacquire foreign citizenship within 5 years, they are allowed to keep holding Korean nationality.


Introduce Migrants’ Centers!

Migrants’ Centers


137-1, Garibong 1-dong, Gurogu, Seoul

Producing audiovisual material through multi-language internet broadcasting, a migrant broad cast called Publication of migrantOk newsletter Hot line for a first language
1644-0644 02-6900-8000


531-2, Gojan 2-dong, Danwongu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do

Running an in-depth counseling center for male Supporting the production of migrant workers’ media Counseling service using non-direction treatment Running a free clinic Legal & return education 031-475-0111


582-3, Uijeongbu 2-dong, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do 031-838-9111

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