Lee Myung-bak Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. SEOUL: Korean businessman disappears, leaves suicide noteRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2015 | Asia News Network

    ... suspect Sung embezzled some of those funds. The subsidies were given to Keangnam Enterprises as part of the Lee Myung-bak administration's resource diplomacy policy -- a government initiative aimed at boosting South Korea's investments in overseas ...

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  2. Ex-Keangnam Enterprises chief disappearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... invested in the Kamchatka project in Russia's Far East, which was suspended in 2010, under former President Lee Myung-bak's controversial initiative to encourage resource investments. Lee, who was in office from 2008 to 2013, offered ...

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  3. Former Keangnam chief denies corruption ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Sung Wan-jong, former chairman of Keangnam Enterprise Ltd., denied Wednesday allegations he engaged in irregularities related to former President Lee Myung-bak's overseas resources development projects. Sung also denied at a news conference that he was one of the so-called "MB men," referring to businessmen and politicians closely associated with the former president.

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  4. Assembly faces arduous AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... to be called for the parliamentary hearing since late last month. The NPAD called on former President Lee Myung-bak, and his older brother Lee Sang-deuk, Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan who was then energy minister, former Vice Energy Minister Park ...

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  5. Moon ups ante against former President L...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Main opposition party leader Rep. Moon Jae-in upped the ante against his rival party Monday, saying he would attend the hearing for an investigation into an overseas resource development project, and demanded former president Lee Myung-bak join him. "The Saenuri Party insisted that the former president Lee would attend the hearing as long as I joined him.

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  6. Bizman faces arrest in energy diplomacy probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Prosecutors on Monday sought an arrest warrant for a former construction firm head for allegedly embezzling company funds involved in former President Lee Myung-bak's botched energy diplomacy project. Sung Wan-jong, former head of the troubled Keangnam Enterprises Ltd., is suspected of taking 80 billion won in government loans by exaggerating the profit his company was expected to make by investing in the Kamchatka oil exploration project in Russia.

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  7. Opposition leader demands ex-President Lee testify in parliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Korea Herald

    The main opposition party's leader demanded Monday that former President Lee Myung-bak testify before parliament over alleged irregularities in his past administration's overseas resources development projects. The prosecution and the National Assembly have conducted separate investigations into allegations the former administration wasted billions of dollars by investing in overseas resources development projects that had few results.

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  8. Vietnam responds to South Korea's slush fund scandal, finds nothing amissRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Thanh Nein News

    ... the money was transferred to South Korea, where it was paid to "high-profile policymakers" under the former Lee Myung-bak administration. Korean prosecutors were expected to summon Chung Dong-hwa, former vice chairman of POSCO E&C, for questioning ...

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  9. [Super Rich] Superrich's meetings with the presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... However, more lighthearted meetings have also been carried out. Both former Presidents Kim Young-sam and Lee Myung-bak held a "standing tea time" with business tycoons in order to lighten up the mood that comes with formal meetings. Former President ...

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  10. Shares of POSCO, others stung by graft probesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... speculated may be linked to scrutiny of overseas energy resource development projects pushed by the previous Lee Myung-bak government. The builder faces allegations it embezzled money from a state-led Russian oil exploration project that was ...

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  11. 80% of Koreans Think Favorably of AmericaRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2010 | Chosun Ilbo

    ... percent approval in Korea in 2003 and 58 percent in 2007, but it jumped to 70 percent in 2008 after President Lee Myung-bak's conservative government was inaugurated. But only some 706 Korean adults were interviewed, making for a very high margin of ...

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  12. Dongkuk Steel under probe for embezzleme...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... and paying off personal debts using company funds. The chairman later received a special pardon from President Lee Myung-bak. In 2011, Chang underwent a special 8-month tax investigation by the National Tax Service, which ended with the chairman ...

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  13. Late Singaporean PM Lee Kuan Yew's special relationship with KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | Arirang TV

    ... President Park Chung-hee's rural development policies. And the admiration was not one-sided. Former President Lee Myung-bak said he was inspired by Lee Kuan Yew's business philosophy, even before his Cheong Wa Dae years. But Korean leaders did not ...

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  14. Ex-presidential secretary probedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Prosecutors have launched an investigation into former Chung-Ang University president Park Bum-hoon over allegations that the official granted special privileges to the university while he worked as a senior secretary to former President Lee Myung-bak. On Friday, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office raided Park's home, Chung-Ang University's administrative and foundation offices and the Ministry of Education after reportedly receiving intelligence documents about the official's suspected wrongdoings.

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  15. [Editorial] Special inspectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... years before retirement. He also served as an assistant to the independent counsel who probed former President Lee Myung-bak's questionable real estate deal for his retirement home. We have witnessed many cases in which the president's relatives and ...

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  16. SEOUL: Lee Myung-bak aide probed for alleged abuse of power, briberyRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Prosecutors are investigating a senior secretary to former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak over allegations that the official exerted excessive influence on government offices, according to local reports Wednesday. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office is reportedly reviewing intelligence documents to decide whether to launch a full investigation into Lee's aide.

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  17. Independent inspector should end the vicious cycleRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | English Dong-A

    ... recently, prosecutors started an investigation into a former senior presidential secretary under the former Lee Myung-bak administration for corruption allegations. The appointment of an independent inspector should end the vicious cycle of the ...

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  18. Lee Myung-bak aide probed for alleged ab...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Prosecutors are investigating a senior secretary to former President Lee Myung-bak over allegations that the official exerted excessive influence on government offices, according to local reports Wednesday. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office is reportedly reviewing intelligence documents to decide whether to launch a full investigation into Lee's aide.

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  19. [Editorial] Resource diplomacy probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Korea Herald

    The parliamentary probe into resource diplomacy hit a stumbling block with the ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy unable to agree on the witnesses to be called for the parliamentary hearings scheduled to take place on March 31 and April 1, 3 and 6. The special investigation committee was launched on Dec. 31 to probe the Lee Myung-bak administration's resource diplomacy. The effort undertaken during the Lee administration to reduce dependence on Middle Eastern oil by diversifying energy sources is estimated to have cost some 35 trillion won to 46 trillion won in investment in overseas projects, none of which have yet yielded successful outcomes.

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  20. Former senior presidential official under probe: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Korea Herald

    A senior secretary to former President Lee Myung-bak is under investigation for allegedly exerting undue pressure on government agencies during the Lee administration, a media report said Wednesday. The former official, whose identity has been withheld, is suspected of having coerced ministries, including the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, into favoring certain people and organizations when planning government projects and policies, a local newspaper reported, citing an official at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.

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