May 23, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
On May 23, 2009, former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun committed apparent suicide by leaping off a 30-foot cliff, leaving a note stating that he did not want to burden the lives of those around him, following the commencement of a corruption investigation centered on Roh and his family. Roh ...[read more]
May 30, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Hoon Lee: South Korea is now almost at the end of a 7-day national mourning period for its former (16th) president, Roh Moo Hyun, who had abruptly ended his life by jumping off a cliff near his retirement village of Bong-ha, with a state people's funeral set to take place this... ...[read more]
May 23, 2009
by Matt Glenn
Former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun apparently committed suicide Saturday by leaping off a 30-foot cliff. Roh and members of Roh's family were under investigation by the Republic of Korea's Supreme Prosecutor's Office for allegedly accepting bribes while in office. A spokesperson... ...[read more]
December 31, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
The South Korean Ministry of Justice on Monday said that 75 politicians and businessmen would receive amnesty as part of President Roh Moo-hyun's last round of presidential pardons. Among those granted amnesty is former chairman of the Daewoo group Kim Woo-choong, who was convicted last year of... ...[read more]
June 21, 2007
by Michael Sung
South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun filed a petition at the Constitutional Court of South Korea Thursday, challenging a ruling by the National Election Commission that Roh violated election neutrality laws for the second time in a month by repeating criticism of the opposition Grand National Party ...[read more]
June 11, 2007
by Michael Sung
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun criticized South Korea's election laws Sunday, saying that the country's political system with a single five-year presidential term was underdeveloped and should be reformed. Roh also criticized the country's political neutrality laws and r... ...[read more]
August 16, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said Tuesday that he intends to push for the elimination of a statute of limitations for future human rights violations in South Korea, but said that he isn't seeking to introduce retroactive punishment for acts already outside the statute of limitations, whic... ...[read more]
March 25, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
In Friday's international brief, Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi Junichiro told a press conference Thursday that despite a harshly worded 'letter to the people' released by South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun Wednesday, Japan would not respond aggressively to the current dispute over the... ...[read more]
December 17, 2004
by D. Wes Rist
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said in talks Friday with South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun that economic sanctions were a possibility against North Korea in the wake of growing Japanese public hostility towards Pyongyang for kidnapping of Japanese citizens in previous decades for use ...[read more]
October 21, 2004
by Amit Patel
South Korea's Constitutional Court Thursday ruled that a government plan to relocate the nation's capital is unconstitutional. The ruling, which is seen as a major blow to President Roh Moo-hyun, was supported by eight of the nine judges and required the government to first put the subject... ...[read more]

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