SKorean court upholds conviction for Roh's
A South Korean court Wednesday upheld the conviction of the older brother of the late President Roh Moo-hyun for influence-peddling, but reduced the sentence he had received just days before the former leader's suicide.
Posted on 22 September 2009 | 11:39 pm
Sorrow, anger as SKoreans mourn ex-president
Anger mixed with sorrow as hundreds of thousands of South Koreans — mothers pushing strollers, businessmen and long-haired artists — flooded into the streets Friday to mourn the death of an ex-president who some say was driven to suicide by political riva
Posted on 28 May 2009 | 5:53 pm
NKorea's Kim expresses condolence over Roh's
North Korea's Kim Jong Il has expressed condolences to the family of ex-South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, who leaped off a cliff to his death over the weekend, the North's state media said Monday.
Posted on 24 May 2009 | 5:46 pm
Key dates in life of SKorea's Roh Moo-hyun
A look at key events in the life of former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun:
Posted on 23 May 2009 | 5:24 pm
Obama mourns ex-South Korean President Roh
President Barack Obama remembers former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun as contributing to a "strong and vital" relationship between the two countries.
Posted on 23 May 2009 | 10:06 am
Resolved Question: To a native South Korean
I have heard that when President Roh Moo-hyun (RIP...God bless him) did eye surgery, South Koreans were not appalled that their president had surgery but actually they felt closer to him when he did it because they felt like he understands his people, because for South Koreans plastic surgery is very common?
I do not mean to offend any South Koreans. I'm sorry if this is just a false stereotype. I'm just curious.
Posted on 27 July 2010 | 10:42 pm
Resolved Question: Who's the worst president
Please share your opinion..
Posted on 26 July 2009 | 4:11 pm
Resolved Question: Why do foreigners all
I'm actually asking this as a real question, this is not a rant.
I don't understand why foreigners hate Lee Myung-bak so much.
I'm 100% foreign and believe me, I'm not a huge fan of South Korean politics, but he doesn't seem that bad to me.
Under his presidency, the S-3 work permit has been extended to D-4 students, more people are eligible to teach English in Korea than under Roh Moo-hyun, and he has even *TALKED* about a five-year period of residency leading to permanent residency for foreigners. He's trying to make some ammends with Japan and the US, something Roh Moo-hyun made little effort to do.
Yet every time I log into Yahoo! Answers or Dave's ESL Cafe, somebody's criticizing him. I understand why Koreans hate him, but I don't understand why foreigners dislike him so much, too.
Can someone please explain to me why foreigners would hate this guy who appears to be trying to HELP foreigners, open the system to skilled foreigners, and mend fences?
Is the only reason foreigners hate him is because Koreans tell them to do so, and since the foreigners don't speak Korean, they have no other way to form an opinion?
Can someone please enlighten me on this? I have a positive bias towards him because during his presidency, the laws on English teachers changed to allow me to teach there, theoretically. However, if someone can give me a really good reason I shouldn't like him and provide evidence, go ahead, maybe you'll change my mind... Umm...folks, everyone in the Korea forum should know who he is. He's the PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA, at least last time I checked!
I guess certain people are so busy listening to DBSK and Wondergirls, they don't pay attention to who's in power...
Posted on 18 July 2009 | 7:02 am
Resolved Question: In KOREA Can I work TEFL
I'll be over in S. Korea with my husband who will be stationed there. I really want to teach, but do i NEED a BA? I heard you only need it if you're only coming over here to teach.
Posted on 8 July 2009 | 12:59 am
Resolved Question: Koreans : Lee Myung bak
Posted on 1 June 2009 | 10:05 am