August 18, 2009

Former President Kim Dae Jung Dies

87 days after the passing of former President Roh Moo-hyun, the former President Kim Dae Jung has passed away. Kim Dae Jung was the symbol of South Korea's democracy and human rights movements. His persistent stance against authoritarianism of South Korea's military dictatorships has paved a way for South Korea's transition to democratic governance and civil society. Once elected to the presidency, Kim implemented the Sunshine Policy that made a breakthrough in inter-Korea relations by fostering extensive exchanges, cooperation and mutual understandings.

No comments: