I am in debt to too many people. Too many people have suffered because of me. And I cannot imagine the suffering they will go through in the futureThousands attend Roh's funeral May 29, 2009
As a courtesy to the former president and to shorten the time for the actual interrogation, we decided to deliver a written questionnaire on key disputed areas of the investigationWritten bribe probe questions given to Roh Apr 22, 2009
I will accept a prosecution investigation and share more detailed information and I will be judged appropriately according to the lawS. Korea's Roh admits taking money Apr 07, 2009
It was because there was a debt that had not yet been repaidS. Korea's Roh admits taking money Apr 07, 2009
Kazakhstan is a good example as a multiracial nation, as about 130 different peoples live together there in harmony. I deeply thank the government and people of Kazakhstan for kindly accepting the Korean nationals as friends. I also expect the ethnic Koreans living in Kazakhstan to serve as a bridge of friendship between the two countriesAnalysis: S. Korea eyes C. Asia energy Apr 04, 2008
Roh Moo-hyun (Korean pronunciation: ) (6 August 1946 – 23 May 2009) was the 16th President of South Korea (2003–2008). Before entering politics, he was a human rights lawyer.
Roh's pre-presidential political career focused on human rights advocacy for student activists in South Korea. His electoral career later expanded to a focus on overcoming regionalism in South Korean politics, culminating in his election to the presidency. The election was strongly influenced by activists on the Internet, and particularly via OhmyNews—the first time this had ever happened in Korea.
Roh's election was notable for the arrival to power of a new generation in Korean politics, the so-called 386 Generation, (i.e. people in their thirties when the word was coined, who had attended university in the 1980s, and who were born in the 1960s). This generation had been veterans of student protests against authoritarian rule, and advocated an assertively nationalist line towards the United States and Japan, and a conciliatory approach towards North Korea. They took up many positions on Roh's staff.