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 ...[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 ...[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, ...[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 ...[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 ...[read more]

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