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Quotations of the day

Posted November. 12, 2000 19:09,   


A burned child fears fire. Those who were frightened by the Chong of Chong Wa Dae (the executive mansion) were no doubt frightened by the Chong of Chong So Bu (a cleaner or sweeper in Korean). (Grand National Party spokesman Kwon Chul-Hyeon on Sunday, commenting on a janitor at the presidential office being implicated in a bribery scandal.)

The Demilitarized Zone is a treasure house of ecology as we saw it. (Environment Ministry officials on Sunday, reporting that they found some endangered species and other types of wildlife worthy of protection within the DMZ in the course of a joint survey of the ecosystem there.)

What is the reason for keeping the Korea National Tourism Organization (KNTO) away? (KNTO president Jo Hong-Gyu reacting to film industry criticism of the KNTO¡¯s recent bid to make a movie.)

Our management and workers are determined to do their level best to overcome the current liquidity crunch with the strong resolve that inspired the rise of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co from the beginning. (In a letter of appeal sent to various sectors of the nation in the name of HEC executives and employees.)