Parties to campaign for April 29
Korea TimesParties to campaign for April 29 by-electionsKorea TimesFor Moon, the April election will be the first test of his leadership amid longstanding concerns about factional disputes within the largest opposition party between those who follow the late President Roh Moo-hyun and the others. Moon was chief of ...Rival parties gear up for April by-electionsThe Korea Heraldall 6 news articles »
Posted on 16 March 2015 | 2:03 am
Korea's opposition to THAAD: Is it because
Korea's opposition to THAAD: Is it because of China-phobia?동아일보The former Roh Moo-hyun administration elevated the Korea-China relations to "partners for full collaboration." In 2008, the former Lee Myung-bak administration promoted the relation to "strategic collaboration partners." Still, pro-Roh groups must be ...
Posted on 13 March 2015 | 3:21 pm
Favorite Businessmen, Politicians Among
BusinessKoreaFavorite Businessmen, Politicians Among Koreans IdentifiedBusinessKoreaMeanwhile, in the survey on favorite politicians, former President Roh Moo-hyun came in first with 32 percent, beating former President Park Chung-hee. Former President Park Chung-hee came in second with 28 percent, former President Kim Dae-jung third ...
Posted on 12 March 2015 | 7:27 pm
On this day: C of E ordained first female
ScotsmanOn this day: C of E ordained first female priestsScotsman1994: The Church of England ordained its first female priests. 1999: Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined Nato. 2004: The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, was impeached by its national assembly: the first ...
Posted on 11 March 2015 | 5:03 pm
Ex-spy chief may face probe over Roh's death
Korea TimesEx-spy chief may face probe over Roh's deathKorea TimesA civic group has asked the prosecution to launch an investigation into suspicions that former National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief Won Sei-hoon interfered in a 2009 corruption probe that targeted former President Roh Moo-hyun. Roh committed ...and more »
Posted on 11 March 2015 | 3:09 am
When asked to select three geniuses hailed from Mokpo (a port city in the South Jeolla Province), many politicians from the Jeolla provinces would select the late former President Kim Dae-Jung, former Rep. Cheong Jeong-bae and the professional go (baduk) player Cho Hoon-hyeon.
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:46 pm
Illusion of unification
Koreans of my generation grew up singing “Our Wish is Unification
Posted on 19 March 2015 | 8:46 pm
Park’s jinx on overseas trips continues
South Korean President Park Geun-hye had high hopes for her trip to the Middle East last week
Posted on 8 March 2015 | 9:02 pm
Korean president Park's jinx on overseas
DOHA ― President Park Geun-hye had high hopes for her trip to the Middle East last week. Wearing a ritzy yellow jacket, the president appeared excited about her nine-day trip onboard Air Force One last Sunday, telling reporters that she would generate a "second Middle East boom" for South Korean companies making inroads into the oil-rich nations, and that was why she was "diligently" traveling ...
Posted on 8 March 2015 | 8:12 pm
S. Korean Intelligence Service's Act
Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- An editorial titled "Heinous politically-motivated operation by Intelligence Service is brought back to light again" was posted on Voice of People, an internet paper of south Korea, on Feb. 26.
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 9:55 pm
Ex-National Security Advisor appointed
As a defense minister under the Roh Moo-hyun administration, Kim drew public attention for not bowing to then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il after their handshake during the inter-Korean summit in 2007. This drew controversy over whether it was ...
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 7:37 pm
S. Korea appoints ex-security adviser as new
He served as the defense chief from November 2006 to February 2008 under the administration of the late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun. The appointment came as South Korea is struggling to walk a diplomatic tightrope between the U.S., Seoul's key ally ...
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 1:18 pm
Moon coming down to earth
He eventually chose to work with human rights lawyer Roh Moo-hyun, who was elected as president in 2002 and committed suicide amid an investigation into corruption cases involving his associates a year after leaving office in 2008. This choice showed his ...
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 9:15 pm
By-election sparring spreads to Korea
He has also criticised the deal struck by National with Korea, saying he was offered a much better deal by former president Roh Moo-Hyun when he was New Zealand's foreign minister in the late 2000s. Mr Peters told Checkpoint his party would not vote ...
Posted on 23 March 2015 | 6:31 pm
SBS broadcasts a formal apology for their
They continued, "We sincerely apologize to the grieving family and the viewers for the former President Roh Moo Hyun broadcasting incident." By broadcasting the edited painting, viewers have accused SBS of having Ilbe members as employees. Ilbe is a ...
Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:22 am
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