Ex-South Korea leader ‘kills himself’

May 23rd, 2009  |  Published in General Awareness

rohreaction2The former president of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, who had been under investigation for alleged corruption, has apparently committed suicide.

Mr. Roh served as South korea’s president from 2003-2008.

A spokesman said Mr Roh, 62, appeared to have jumped into a ravine while mountain climbing near his home and had left a brief suicide note.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital in the southern city of Busan.

Last month, Mr Roh apologised over allegations he had taken $6m in bribes while in office between 2003 and 2008.

He never admitted any personal wrongdoing, but said he was sorry for disappointing the Korean people.

This is marked as deeply sad event. The apparent suicide – believed to be the first by a modern South Korean leader – has shocked the nation.bonghwaa1

For complete details refer Roh Moo-Hyun

2003 – elected president
2004 – suspended by MPs, then reinstated by court
2008 – leaves office
Apr 2009 – quizzed for alleged bribery
23 May 2009 – dies while mountain climbing



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