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· May, 2009

Stories about South Korea from May, 2009

Japan and Korea: Nuclear test and missiles

Are you surprised that North Korea conducted another nuclear test? And fired more short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan? Ampontan made a list of surprises to comment on the...

South Korea: Remembering Roh Moo-hyun

Cynthia Yoo from Ohmynews International translated a Korean photo essay depicting how Korean people mourn for Roh Moo-hyun.

South Korea: Lee Myung-bak's Political Revenge Killed Roh Moo-hyun

Oh Yeon-ho from Ohmynews International pointed out that the present president Lee Myung-bak's political revenge has leaded to Roh Moo-hyun's death.

Taiwan: Comparisons of Chen and Roh

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyung tragically commited suicide over the weekend. Some have made comparisons between Roh and former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian who is currently in detention on...

China: Korea Former President’s Suicide, Chinese Reactions

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions on the news of Korea former president's Roh Moo Hyun's sudden death.

Korea: The Death of the Least Corrupt President in Korean History with the Corruption Scandal

Roh Moo-hyun, the previous president of Korea, died today. Suffering from the bribery scandal and investigation from the prosecution authority, the previous president who tried to live a quiet life...

Korea: North Korea cancels all contracts with South Korea at the Kaesong Joint Industrial Complex

North Korea cancels all contracts with South Korea at the Kaesong Joint Industrial Complex. There are several posts about this news in Korean blogs.

South Korea: Roh Moo-hyun dies

Todd Thacker from Ohmynews International reported about South Korea former president Roh Moo-hyun's sudden death. Western media mostly assumed that Roh had committed suicide because of corruption scandal.

South Korea: Banning Suicide

To counter growing group suicides in the nation, the South Korea government decided to ban keywords related to suicide and block access to Web sites. More from Gusts of Popular...

South Korea: May 18

May 18 is the 29th anniversary of the Gwangju Democratization Movement. Ask a Korean! translated a review on a movie, May 18, which touches upon the media representation of democracy...

Korea: Previous President and Money

Previous president Roh Moo Hyun who is famous as the ‘president for citizens’ and still keeps his popularity after his retirement due to his humble life in his hometown and...

Korea: Minerva and Release after 100-Days Detention

A blogger who is known by his pseudonym, Minerva, was released after 100 days detention. His 280 postings criticizing economic policies of the new Korean government and predicting economy downturn...

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