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Quotations of the day

Posted October. 02, 2000 18:56,   


This year the army has tried hard to show a softer side to the people. (Army Maj. Gen. Han Gwang-Mun at the Armed Forces Day ceremony Sunday, noting that strong combat capability comes from a foundation of flexibility and softness.)

What has been lost is bargaining power, and what is left behind is an economic burden on the people. (Grand National Party spokesman Kwon Chul-Hyeon Monday calling for the dismissal of government officials negotiating with North Korea. He observed that the 3rd inter-Korean ministerial talks made no progress because of the Southern negotiators' lack of bargaining power.)

When I tried it myself I found that it was possible. (Lee Ki-Bae, senior prosecutor of the Seoul District Prosecutor's Office, commenting on an investigation into a scandal involving a bank loan endorsement by the Credit Guarantee Fund. Lee experimented by stuffing a cake box with cash to see if it could hold 3 million won in bills.)