Saturday, May 23, 2009

Former South Korean President's suicide

This article talks about the suicide of Roh Moo-hyun. Apparently he was well-known for being an upstanding politician when he was president from 2003 to 2008 but he committed suicide because he was involved in a corruption scandal. I thought it was interesting that the article brought up the importance of family in Korean society and that even if Roh was not directly involved in the scandal that he still partly responsible for it because his family was involved. This is even a modern day example where family can also be punished when they may not have been involved in the incident.

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