Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Update on Mr. Roh's suicide

Here is another article from the New York Times talking about what has been happening in South Korea following Mr. Roh's suicide. Many people have been mourning his death. The article talked about how some koreans believe that the investigation into the corruption scandal involving Mr. Roh was brought about by the current president in an attempt to bolster his own presidency. If that was his plan, it now seems to be backfiring. This article also talks about how the push to investigate former presidents is a leftover from Korea's authoritarian past. I thought it was interesting because we have been studying this time period in class.

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