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Quotations of the day

Posted August. 28, 2000 18:58,   


To be loyal to the nation rather than to the President is the way to live a valuable life and this will make you feel pride in the future. (President Kim Dae-Jung, presiding over the first meeting of social affairs-related ministers on Monday after the Cabinet reshuffle).

The minister of education should not be a person that makes the excuse that his traditional practice, which is immoral, was not a legal misdeed, but a person who can say that this kind of traditional practice should be corrected. (The national and public university professors` council on Monday, urging Minister of Education Song Ja to assume responsibility for his controversial takeover of Samsung Electronics stocks and resign).

The National Election Commission is attempting to dilute suspicions that the ruling party intervened in its inspection of election campaign funds. (Lee Hoi-Chang, president of the opposition Grand National Party on Monday, commenting on the NEC`s announcement that a total of 200 lawmakers violated the regulations on campaign spending).

We eventually gave the opposition a moral obligation not to enter the National Assembly. (The Millennium Democratic Party floor leader Rep. Chung Kyun-Hwan on Monday, stating that the normalization of the National Assembly is likely to become more difficult due to the bipartisan disputes over comments on the MDP`s intervention in campaign spending investigations).