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Quatation of the day

Posted September. 14, 2000 19:04,   


Japanese high school students are becoming increasingly uneasy about going on school excursions to Korea after the tragic traffic accident involving Korean high school students on a field trip in July. (An official of the Korea National Tourism Organization, revealing on Thursday that the KNTO will mobilize patrol cars to escort Japanese school groups visiting Korea)

Angry public sentiment cannot be glossed over by the pine tree mushrooms (brought by North Korean Workers' Party Secretary Kim Yong-Sun as a gift). (Deputy Spokesman Chang Kang-keun of the Grand National Party, referring to Kim¡¯s visit.)

(Environment Minister Kim Myung-Ja) set the record as the longest-serving minister in the ministry with 14 months and 20 days in office. (An official of the Environment Ministry, where the average tenure of the last 12 ministers is nine months and 20 days, noting that Minister Kim broke the record set by former minister Choi Jae-Wook).

Our party lawmakers were dragged into a plot to expel the three key party postholders, instigated by junior lawmakers of the Millennium Democratic Party. (Rep. Kim Ki-Bae, secretary general of the Grand National Party, commenting on the moves of junior lawmakers of the ruling and opposition parties to release a joint statement calling for the normalization of the deadlocked National Assembly on Thursday).