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Quotations of the day

Posted August. 14, 2000 19:17,   


"Three days after liberation, I was crying with joy, but one week later, chaos came again." Suh Young-Hoon, leader of the Millennium Democratic Party, Monday, reminiscing about Liberation Day 55 years ago and urging South Korea to prepare for increased exchanges with North Korea.

"Because it reflects the needs of politicians and not the people, social order has been upset." Kim Suk-Soo, secretary-general of the Political Watch in Korea, Monday, saying that including politicians in the August 15 amnesty is an abuse of presidential power.

"It feels as if a drought has ended." Former lawmaker Park Kae-Dong, on his release through the August 15 presidential pardon.