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Today in History – March 12 - Vancouver
Today in History – March 12Vancouver DesiIn 2004, South Korea's parliament voted for the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun and suspended him from office for breaking an election rule. In 2005, Bill Cameron, broadcaster and journalist, died at age 62. In 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper ...
Posted on 28 February 2014 | 7:13 am
[Column] Retrospective on Pres. Park's first
[Column] Retrospective on Pres. Park's first year in officeThe HankyorehThe leaking of distorted and doctored transcripts from an inter-Korean summit with late former President Roh Moo-hyun was used as a means to this end. This is why “transcripts,” “abandoning the Northern Limit Line,” and “denial of presidential election ...
Posted on 27 February 2014 | 6:47 pm
'The Attorney' taps into SK discontent -
'The Attorney' taps into SK discontentChina PostThe storyline is taken from actual events and the lead character is clearly based on the late Roh Moo-hyun, who became a human-rights advocate and later South Korea's president. Since its Dec. 18 release, the film has been seen by more than 11 million ...and more »
Posted on 27 February 2014 | 8:16 am
The Significance of the Korean Reunions -
the DiplomatThe Significance of the Korean Reunionsthe DiplomatOne official from South Korea's Ministry of Unification has said that “during the era of Participatory Government (2003-2008, under late President Roh Moo-hyun), reunions were many times followed by provisions of food and fertilizers to North Korea.
Posted on 27 February 2014 | 6:12 am
[Analysis] The reasons behind Pres. Park's
[Analysis] The reasons behind Pres. Park's strong approval ratingThe Hankyoreh“Even though the Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun administrations got some political gains, their ten years in office [from 1998 to 2008] was too short a period for them to win support,” said Research Plus director Im Sang-ryeol. “So they weren't ...
Posted on 24 February 2014 | 7:22 pm
donga.com[English donga]In 2003, the first year of the Roh Moo-hyun administration, farmers’ strikes wreaked havoc across the nation. After signing on the Korea-Chile Free Trade Agreement by the two countries in February that year, farmers took to the street, saying, “All Korean farmers will go bankrupt.”
Posted on 9 March 2014 | 4:24 pm
'The Attorney' taps into S.KoreanA film casting a nostalgic eye on a former left-leaning president has become a box office phenomenon in South Korea, powered by what some see as growing discontent with Seoul's conservative political landscape. As President Park Geun-Hye looked back this week on her first year in office, moviegoers have been looking further back to the early 1980s -- a period of political upheaval that provides ...
Posted on 26 February 2014 | 9:06 pm
Queen of isolation: Park Geun-hye’sA princess lives in a secluded castle
Posted on 18 February 2014 | 7:58 pm
LATEST NEWS:President Park Geun-hye (right) and Elsa, the mysterious heroine in “Frozen,” keep inspiring Korean viewers who notice some similarities between the two figures as the blockbuster Disney animated feature has sold more than 9 million tickets in South Korea, trailblazing a box-office record.
Posted on 18 February 2014 | 7:56 pm
N. Korea’s intentionsThe two Koreas, which did not make any agreement despite 14 hours of talks Wednesday, have agreed to meet again on Friday
Posted on 13 February 2014 | 7:25 pm
Right-Wing Groups Destroy Roh's MourningEarly Wednesday morning of June 24, about 30 members of Korean right-wing groups rushed to the "Citizen Mourning Center of the former President Roh Moo-hyun" and destroyed the center. Citizens trying to secure the mourning center at Deoksu Palace said that ...
Posted on 10 March 2014 | 7:56 pm
Pro Roh-Moo-hyun faction must overcome movieThe movie “The Attorney” is becoming a tremendous box-office hit. The number of viewers reportedly exceeded 6 million on the 13th day after the movie’s release. The pace will likely stay robust in the New Year as well. If the current trend continues ...
Posted on 1 January 2014 | 2:36 am
Revisiting Roh Moo-hyunActor Song Kang-ho plays Song Wook-seok, a Busan-based lawyer in the 1980s, in his latest film “The Attorney.” His character is loosely based on the late President Roh Moo-hyun. (NEW) Though director Yang Woo-seok’s latest film “The Attorney ...
Posted on 31 December 2013 | 6:03 pm
Roh Moo-hyun biographyRoh Moo-hyun was a lawyer and human rights activist who was the president of South Korea from 2003-'08. Born on August 6, 1946, in Gimhae, South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun educated himself to pass the bar and served as a human rights lawyer. He worked under Kim ...
Posted on 6 August 2013 | 4:35 am
Roh Moo-HyunWhen Roh took possession of the Cheongwadae (Blue House), the president's official residence, it was with a mandate to end corruption and for continuing détente with North Korea. If he was seen as politically inexperienced, he was someone fresh ...
Posted on 25 May 2009 | 4:02 am