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Quotations of the day

Posted November. 21, 2000 21:22,   


I would like to secede from the party even at this moment. (National Assembly Speaker Lee Man-Sup on Tuesday in an interview with SBS, commenting on the opposition demand that he sever ties with the ruling party.)

Now that the rider has changed and gotten off the "pony," if Hyundai corrects its mistakes and wrongs, the Hyundai car will become an excellent "fleet steed." (Chung Se-Yung, honorary chairman of the Hyundai Industrial Development Co., in his recently published memoirs.)

Oh, may the time pass swiftly! (A donga.com netizen on Tuesday, expressing his wish for the agony of irresponsible politics and economic difficulties to be over.)

If remarks and activities criticizing North Korea are shackled, the sunshine policy will reach the point of no return. (Rep. Kwon Chul-Hyeon, spokesman of the opposition Grand National Party, on Tuesday, speaking on the current controversy over the statement issued by North Korean defector Hwang Jang-Yup, former secretary of the ruling Workers¡¯ Party.)

The fact that Hwang has issued his statement to the press without restriction demonstrates that his activities have not been restricted at all. (Lee Myung-Sik, deputy spokesman of the ruling Millennium Democratic Party, on Tuesday, commenting on Hwang Jang-Yop's contentious statement.)