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The decision by the South Korean government to post the names of sex offenders on an official Web site has proved popular with Internet users.

The names and whereabouts of 169 rapists and child molesters have been put on the Commission of Youth Protection's site at www.youth.go.kr. However it has fallen short of the American approach which provides addresses and pictures on a searchable database.

The site has proved enormously popular and was brought down very quickly - it seems to be up at the moment. It's not very interesting to be honest but then the decision by the government - which rarely if ever discusses such topics - is a peculiar one.

Apparently it was inspired by similar programmes over here in the West. Not in Britain it wasn't though after our swift effort at naming and shaming ended in paediatricians being attacked by rampaging hags and their revolting, brainwashed kids.

The details will remain on the site for six months and then be pulled but women's groups are saying that will copy the list and post it on their own sites. With half of South Koreans on the Net, the effect may be a strong one.

Oddly though, when we asked the South Korean embassy in London for a comment on the site and fears of vigilantes etc, they seemed unaware of it. A spokesman felt the site wasn't a government site. We assured him it was, but as yet there is no further comment. ®

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