Fri, June 05, 2009

S.Korean ex-president commits suicide

Emotional funeral for Roh Moo-hyun

Roh Geon-ho, son of the deceased former S. Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, carried an urn containing the ashes of his late father at Roh Moo-hyun's hometown Saturday. Full story

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Former S.Korean President kills self

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, embroiled in a broadening corruption scandal, jumped to his death .

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Death fails to kill Roh's popularity

2009-05-25 00:51:08 GMT China Daily BONGHA, South Korea: Tens of thousands of people streamed to a village to pay respects to former president Roh Moo-hyun Sunday, a day after he committed suicide to end his "suffering over corruption allegations".

Kim Jong Il sends condolences to Roh Moo Hyun's family

2009-05-25 00:13:08 GMT Xinhua English PYONGYANG, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Il, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Monday sent a message of condolences to the family of former South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun, the official news agency KCNA reported.

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Emotional funeral for Roh Moo-hyun

2009-05-30 03:56:35 GMT SINA.com Roh Geon-ho, son of the deceased former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, carried an urn containing the ashes of his late father to be enshrined in a Buddhist temple at Roh Moo-hyun's hometown of Bonghwa village in Gimhae, about 450 km (280 miles) southeast of Seoul, capital of South Korea, May 30, 2009.

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