Recent articles I've read seem to state that the government's Ministry of Sports and Tourism has been looking into the KLPGA, investigating auditing irregularities. There was even a protest recently in front of the Assembly building:
Investigations happened last week.
"The competition standards among broadcasters related to broadcasting rights (KLPGA) are not clear, and there are allegations that the standards were set in favor of certain broadcasters." claimed the investigator below. He added, "in the process of unfairly strengthening the authority of the chairman by amending the KLPGA's constitution, there was a suspicion that there was a preferential sale of apartments by the construction company of the chairman. The person who appeared as a witness (at the 5th National Assembly) is raising suspicions of harassment, verbal abuse, and extortion within (the association)". In addition, "the association has created external full-time employees and overpaid salaries (bribery?), so please supervise these matters in a special manner and report on whether they are true."
Sounds like the KLPGA leadership might be in trouble? Below: CEO of the KLPGT Chun-Ja Kang. I'm eagerly awaiting her to bow her head in shame and be made to humiliate herself like they made Ina do. Karma is sweeeeeet. (The KLPGT is a subsidiary of the KLPGA responsible for the rights negotiations).
"In the midst of this, the Players' Emergency Committee for the normalization of the KLPGA has been established, and a petition is being signed by members demanding that the representative of KLPGT Kang Chun-ja, a subsidiary of KLPGA, a working group for broadcasting rights negotiations, express her position." According to a government official, there are over 200 players who have signed this petition.
So, first we should make her sit in her office and "reflect" on her activities for two months. Then we should ban her from any job in a Korean sports organization for three years. Seems about fair.
Below are Yoon Hee Cho, former player and current player rep, and KLPGA Players Emergency Committee Chairman Kim Chang-ok. They held a press conference at the government building on the 25th to demand answers.
Kim and her group staged the protest, which is the first known protest by KLPGA members about the tour. Apparently one of the things JTBC offered was creating a retirement fund for the players. But the players were completely out of the loop on the decision, which is one of the reasons they aren't happy with the tour.