Danny Ahn, the owner of a luxurious lounge bar in Gangnam, is reported to have extended the bar's building by 30 sq. meters without having alerted authorities. A civic group noticed this change on Februrary 22, notifying the police soon afterwards.
This issue is causing a significant stir, especially because South Korea had been dealing with a number of tragedies recently linked to public spaces, such as the Miryang hospital incident. Many of these problems were caused by poor building inspections, lack of fire alarms, and safety regulations of interior rooms.
It seems that many netizens are also questioning the integrity of Danny Ahn. One insider commented, "The fact that a celebrity, who is supposed to be a good example to other citizens, did not adhere to the city's laws is very wrong."