President of S. Korea MyungBak Lee seems to dislike games just like other government.
On February 2, Lee remarked at a principal meeting for eradication of school violence held at Cheongwadae, the Blue House, ”(I am) drawing up a plan to stop the game addiction as a part of anti-school violence measures.”
He also spoke “The games have a polluted side. The game industry needs to try developing such games that feature beautiful stories to purify the young gamers in terms of social contribution, though they might feel unjust,” at a strategic meeting for trade promotion measures and US$1 trillion of post-trade held at Trade Center in Seoul on the 3rd of February.
Moreover, he compared the games with a casino which is a typical speculation industry and supported the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family(MGEF), who led the forcible Shutdown system in order to regulate the game industry along with the other speculation industries such as narcotics, gambling, alcohol, and cigarette. ”Operating a casino might attract lots of tourists but we don’t do so because it also destroys family and our mind. An international regulation could come up if consensus that the games are bad arises.”