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Seoul: South Korea’s ex-president Park Geun-hye (pic) received a pardon, cutting short a jail term of more than 20 years for corruption with her successor saying he granted it in the interest of national unity.
SEOUL (AFP): South Korea's ex-president Park Geun-hye has received a pardon, cutting short a jail term of more than 20 years for corruption, the justice minister announced Friday (Dec 24), saying the reprieve was in the interests of national unity.
The paper says safeguarding democracy is the way to clear the remnants of Korea's dark history.
SEOUL (Reuters) -Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, whose iron-fisted rule of the country following a 1979 military coup sparked massive democracy protests, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, his former press aide said.
SEOUL: Dozens of relatives and dignitaries gathered in South Korea’s capital to pay their final respects to former President Roh Tae-woo, a key participant in a 1979 military coup who later won a landmark democratic election before his political career ended with imprisonment for corruption and treason.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (Oct 26)
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean former president Roh Tae-woo, a decorated war veteran who played a pivotal but controversial role in the transition to democratic elections from rule by authoritarian leaders, has died, a Seoul hospital confirmed.
SEOUL (AFP): South Korea's top court upheld a 20-year prison sentence for disgraced former president Park Geun-hye on Thursday (Jan 14), in the final ruling over the corruption scandal that brought her down.