The two Koreas will closely cooperate to establish a joint ecological system across the Korean PeninsulaRoh: Turn DMZ into eco-park Oct 10, 2007
The issue was off the table, as Chairman Kim Jong Il said it was still premature to have it discussedN. Korea says too soon to disarm border Oct 05, 2007
Our security troops will not take part in any battle other than protecting the aid workersSeoul to resend troops to Afghanistan Oct 30, 2009
The government strongly denounces the barbaric acts of kidnapping innocent citizens and harming (one of them) and, once again, urge them to send back our people held by kidnappersSo. Korea condemns Taliban hostage killing Jul 26, 2007
I was gravely shocked and horrified to learn of the tragic incident that took the lives of many innocent people at the Virginia Tech University and I sincerely share the deep sense of grief and profound sorrow with you and your peopleRoh 'horrified' by Va. Tech shootings Apr 18, 2007
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.