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  1. [DECODED] Widening Lotte probe rattles nerves in business circlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Korea Herald

    The unprecedented intensity of the recent prosecutorial raids of Lotte Group , the nation's largest retail giant and fifth-largest conglomerate, has created anxiety in local industrial circles that any company could become the next target. Several reputed corporations of various size and sector have already come under investigation in recent years and their common element, according to industrial and political observers, is their close relationship with the former President Lee Myung-bak administration.

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  2. Pres. Park should resolve intra-party conflict over new airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | English Dong-A

    ... for the escalation of the new airport into a major pending issue that causes national divide. Former President Lee Myung-bak made an election promise to construct a new airport during his presidential campaign, and dropped the plan all together even ...

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  3. Governor house opened for publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | The Daily Star

    ... through implementation of many innovative programmes which immensely benefited city dwellers. Former President Lee Myung-bak obtained a ticket to the Blue House presidential residence on the strength of his achievements as the mayor of Seoul. Park ...

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  4. Factional feud will ease when Pres. Park accepts Rep. YooRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | English Dong-A

    ... in 2008, Park and pro-Park lawmakers also similarly suffered pain and had difficulties. As the then pro-Lee Myung-bak faction staged "nomination massacre," pro-Park politicians countered by defecting from the party en masse, and managed to secure 26 ...

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  5. Lotte hires major law firms for defense as probe widensRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Korea Herald

    ... further zeroing in on bribery allegations involving Lotte Corp., which was granted approval during the former Lee Myung-bak administration in 2009 to build Lotte's landmark skyscraper in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul, despite safety concerns over ...

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  6. [Editorial] Resource assetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Korea Herald

    ... Korean companies, both private and public, invested heavily in overseas resources under former President Lee Myung-bak. Amid high oil prices and international conflicts over rare earth minerals, Lee urged efforts to secure overseas resources to ...

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  7. Lotte Japan likely to face probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Korea Herald

    ... allegations that Lotte lobbied government officials in exchange of business favor, particularly during the Lee Myung-bak administration. The Lee government approved Lotte's controversial skyscraper project in Jamsil, southern Seoul, despite ...

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  8. Widening Lotte probe may have political ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Korea Herald

    ... probe is to dig into the possibilities of influence-peddling over the construction permission by the President Lee Myung-bak administration of the group's much-disputed landmark building in Seoul, although officials have denied it. "We are aware ...

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  9. 15 more Lotte affiliates raided in widening probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Korea Herald

    ... in Korea. Lotte Corp. is also under suspicions of lobbying government officials from the former President Lee Myung-bak administration as well as transferring bribes to the South Korea Air Force via a retired Air Force brigadier general. For ...

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  10. Korea to downsize energy-developing corporationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | Korea Herald

    ... assets reaching 244.1 trillion won ($207.9 billion) and debts totaling 170.3 trillion won. During the former Lee Myung-bak administration, the government had put its policy priority on winning overseas resource development projects amid higher oil ...

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  11. National Intelligence Service changes its motto againRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | English Dong-A

    ... and straightforward as the CIA's of "The Work of a Nation. The Center of Intelligence." In 2008, President Lee Myung-bak changed it to "Anonymous dedication to freedom and truth," which sounds like a scrambled version of the CIA's unofficial slogan ...

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  12. Corporate tax hike shapes up as divisive issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | Korea Herald

    ... The pledge reflected the criticism that measures taken by the previous administration under President Lee Myung-bak to cut corporate tax rates had only led to letting large profitable companies pile up huge cash reserves without increasing ...

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  13. Unfair military personnel affairs and defense corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | English Dong-A

    ... Kim served as head of the national crisis management center at Cheong Wa Dae under former President Lee Myung-bak.Defense Minister Han Min-koo supported Kim as the top candidate for promotion. However, the second candidate in priority received three ...

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  14. Sri Lanka: Spy in background, complicit in genocide, Ban aspires South Korean presidencyRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2016 | TamilNet Newswire

    ... when a South Korean construction tycoon under investigation for allegedly engaging in corrupt deals during Lee Myung-bak's administration hanged himself from a tree on Mount Bukhansan, a popular destination for hikers that overlooks Seoul. Before ...

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  15. Ex-KT chairman convicted of embezzlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Korea Herald

    ... received the same ruling for his involvement in the irregularities. Lee, a close aide to former President Lee Myung-bak, took the helm of the mobile carrier in 2009. He also served as a telecommunications minister in 1995 under the Kim Young-sam ...

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  16. OECD urges Korea to enhance commitment to green growthRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Korea Herald

    ... government has been criticized for watering down Korea's Green Growth Act set in motion by former President Lee Myung-bak, who in 2009 pledged to keep the country's 2020 emissions at 30 percent below business-as-usual levels. Last year, Korea ...

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  17. Corporate concern rising on incoming parliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Korea Herald

    ... lawmakers view the increase as proving the measures taken by the previous administration of President Lee Myung-bak and upheld by the Park government to cut corporate taxes have only led to letting big, profitable companies pile up cash reserves. A ...

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  18. Government, parties to hold meeting on economy, quality of lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Korea Herald

    ... been officially sung by attendees of the national ceremony every year, but the government of former President Lee Myung-bak decided in 2009 to have a choir perform the song. Parliamentary sources, meanwhile, said the government and parties agreed to ...

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  19. S. Korea commemorates democracy movement amid song quarrelRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Korea Herald

    ... been officially sung by attendees of the national ceremony every year, but the government of former President Lee Myung-bak decided in 2009 to have a choir perform the song. People could sing along if they wished, but the choice to do so was left to ...

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  20. [News Focus] Activist song dispute shows deep political conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Korea Herald

    ... official anthem of the May 18 commemoration but was struck off official protocol in 2009 by the conservative Lee Myung-bak administration. Under the new ceremony protocol, a professional choir is to sing the song while attendees may choose whether ...

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