Saturday, May 23, 2009

Former Korean President Commits suicide

Former president Roh commit suicide today, leaping behind his mountain home. He was known for his pro-North Korean stance. He grew up in a poor family, self studying for the bar exam without a college education. Roh received recent criticism for the economy and was undergoing an investigation for accepting bribes. He apologized to the Korean people, "I have no face to show to the people. I am sorry for disappointing you". It's worth mentioning that his platform was based on anti-corruption and that it appears that it was his family, not he, who accepted the money totaling $6mil.

This is an unfortunate tragedy for a man so accomplished, who has done so much for his country. May our flags fly at half mast to honor the president.

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