South Korean government won’t back gaming addiction bill

South Korea’s government has reiterated it won’t support a new bill to regulate online games that puts them in the same category of addictive activities as drugs and alcohol, local media reports. The bill was put forward by lawmaker Shin Eui-jin of the ruling Saenuri Party in May. “We are against managing game addiction in the same way as containing drugs, drinking and gambling,” Ministry of Culture and Tourism Director Lee Soo-myung was cited as saying.