One Scandal Too Many for Korea Governor's Bribery Arrest Last Friday and a June 30 Fire Coincide with Drafting of Anticorruption Laws
Michael Baker, Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
She complained about the boss to Dear Diary, and Lee Chang Dok became a national hero.
Documenting how she resisted bribes but eventually yielded to threats against her, Mrs. Lee reluctantly approved permits for a shoddily constructed summer camp that went up in flames late last month, killing 19 children and four adults. Her attempts to do right have inspired people around the country.
As the public grieves for the lost lives, ethics scandals have continued to plague the government. Last week a governor and his wife were arrested for accepting bribes. Together, these events are giving impetus to a nation struggling to put a stop to …
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Publication information: Article title: One Scandal Too Many for Korea Governor's Bribery Arrest Last Friday and a June 30 Fire Coincide with Drafting of Anticorruption Laws. Contributors: Michael Baker, Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: July 22, 1999. Page number: 6. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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