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South Korean Prime Minister forced to resign For Playing Golf!

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posted on Mar, 14 2006 @ 01:10 PM
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan resigns following heated criticism from the South Korean opposition and the general public. The Criticism stems from his not working on march 1 ,the day of a national rail strike, he was off that day, however the Korean people expected him to deal with the more pressing matter at hand.
It wasn't the first time Lee was accused of hitting the links when critics said he should have been on the job. In April 2005, he was golfing during a wildfire and in July he was again playing when heavy rains buffeted the country's south.

Golf is popular among upper-class Koreans, who spend vast sums on lessons, green fees and golf vacations.

The opposition is facing its own scandal ahead of the May vote after a veteran GNP lawmaker grabbed the breasts of a female reporter while drunk. Choi Yeon-hee, 61, has since resigned from the party's secretary-general post and quit the party, but there have been increasing calls for him to give up his parliament seat.

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may be more in this story than first meets the eye other, sources suggest the former primeminister was being lobied by a business man with an alleged criminal back ground .

We all expect our politicians to deal with crises as they arise , further reading indicates this is not the first time Mr lee has been playing golf at a time of national need previously he was criticised when South Korea faced a fire fighter shortage following a forest fire.

it is interesting to note that the government initially backed the primeminister before being swayed by public opinion.

It is also a further blow for Korean presidant Roh Moo-hyun who is facing his lowest approval ratings since coming to office.

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