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From public officials to the business world… Condolence procession at the funeral of former President Roh Tae-woo (comprehensive)

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Business figures such as Lee Jae-yong and Choi Tae-won are also stepping up to the Blue House and the heads of both parties… Harmony from all walks of life

The Mugunghwa Medal placed at the mortuary of former President Roh Tae-woo

(Seoul = Yonhap News) The Order of Mugunghwa is placed on the funeral home of former President Roh Tae-woo at the funeral hall of Seoul National University Hospital on the 27th. 2021.10.27 [사진공동취재단] [email protected]

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Seong-ho, Kimchi-yeon = On the 27th, the funeral home of former President Roh Tae-woo was set up at the funeral hall of Seoul National University Hospital in Jongno-gu, Seoul.

In particular, there was a scene where the elder politicians who shared the turbulent modern history gathered in one place as if the clock was turned backwards as the ‘six ballers’ gathered.

Former First Minister of Political Affairs Park Chul-eon, who was called the ‘6th Prince’, former Prime Minister Roh Jae-bong, former Chief of Staff Jeong Hae-chang, former Chief of Staff Kim Jong-hwi, former Finance Minister Lee Yong-man, former Minister of Commerce and Industry Geum Jin-ho, former Minister of Science and Technology Kim Jin-hyeon, former Minister of Sports Lee Hyun-taek, Former Prosecutor General Jeong Gu-young, former Chief of the National Security Agency Lee Hyun-woo and Choi Seok-rip, former Chungnam Governor Shim Dae-pyeong, former Defense Minister Lee Sang-hoon, a classmate of the Military Academy, and former senior civil affairs chief Ahn Gyo-deok, all had lunch together and recalled the past years. Kim Jong-in, former chairman of the People’s Power Emergency Response Committee, also attended the event.

Former Minister Park Cheol-eon also mentioned about the part where the deceased made a will to ‘forgive him for his mistake’, saying, “Isn’t it because he was close with (former President Chun Doo-hwan) and asked for an apology morally?”

Former lawmaker Park Cheol-eon arrives at the funeral of former President Roh Tae-woo
Former lawmaker Park Cheol-eon arrives at the funeral of former President Roh Tae-woo

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Former lawmaker Park Cheol-eon arrives at the funeral home of former President Roh Tae-woo at Seoul National University Hospital on the 27th. 2021.10.27 [사진공동취재단] [email protected]

At the Blue House, Chief of Staff Yoo Young-min and Senior Political Affairs Officer Lee Cheol-hee paid their condolences. President Moon Jae-in is scheduled to depart for the G20 (20 major countries) summit on the 28th, sending harmony.

Condolences were also held by opposition leaders and presidential candidates.

Song Young-gil, head of the Democratic Party of Korea, said, “Ex-President Roh made mistakes, but he made a huge contribution to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

Presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung also said, “The size of the light may not cover the shadows, but I appreciate that the minimum effort was made.”

People’s Power Representative Lee Jun-seok said, “Ex-President Roh has some aspects to be evaluated differently from the former President Chun Doo-hwan’s family. He left a great milestone as a straight president after democratization.”

Business figures also visited the funeral home one after another.

SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, who was also included in the resident list, was the first in the business world to come to the funeral and said, “My heart aches.

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong visited the mortuary in the afternoon to pay tribute, and then left without questioning and answering reporters.

At the Korea Employers Federation, Chairman Son Kyung-sik, Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee In-yong, and Fashion Group Chairman Choi Byung-oh Hyung-ji visited the funeral home on the same day. Chairman Son said, “He is someone I respect for leaving many achievements such as diplomacy with China. I hope you have a comfortable path.”

Former President Roh Tae-woo, head of the 5.18 Gwangju Democratization Movement Situation Office
Former President Roh Tae-woo, head of the 5.18 Gwangju Democratization Movement Situation Office

(Seoul = Yonhap News) During the 5.18 Gwangju Democratization Movement, Park Nam-seon, who served as the head of the militia situation office at the Jeollanam-do Provincial Office, visited the burial place of former President Roh Tae-woo at the funeral hall of Seoul National University Hospital on the 27th and paid tribute to his bereaved daughter Roh So-young, director of the Art Center Nabi, and his son Roh Jae-heon East Asia I am talking with the chairman of the cultural center. 2021.10.27 [국회사진기자단] [email protected]

Park Nam-seon, who was the head of the situation at the Jeonnam Provincial Office during the May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement, also visited the mortuary and drew attention. He said, “Through his son, former President Roh deeply felt responsible for the Gwangju massacre and apologized several times through his son. I hope that Chun Doo-hwan will ask for forgiveness even now.”

Resident lawyer Roh Jae-heon also met with reporters and said, “If there are any heartbreaking parts or responsibility and mistakes for the 5/18 victims, please forgive me generously, and I will take on all the bad aspects of history myself.” did,” he said.

While the burial site has not been confirmed, Paju Small Business Association Chairman Han Gil-ryong said, “Sangju asked his father to help him sleep in Paju, which he always wanted.

National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seok, People’s Power Floor Leader Kim Ki-hyun, People’s Party Leader Ahn Cheol-soo, Public Administration and Security Minister Jeon Je-cheol, Lee Hong-koo, Kim Hwang-sik, Hwang Kyo-an, Lee Nak-yeon, former National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang, former Deputy Prime Minister Kim Dong-yeon, former Welfare Minister Jeon Jae-hee, and Emergency Department Lee Jae-oh National Assembly Standing Chairman, Kim Moon-su, former Gyeonggi Governor, Joo Ho-young, Cho Tae-yong, and Ha Tae-kyung, members of the People’s Strength, former lawmakers Ji Sang-wook, Pastor So Kang-seok, and lawyer Roh Jae-heon’s gifted teacher, Jeong Yi-sam, also visited the funeral. The mortuary was crowded all day as reporters and private citizens also overlapped.

There was also harmony. Prime Minister Boo-gyeom Kim, National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seok, National Assembly Vice-Chairman Jeong Jin-seok, Song Young-gil and Lee Jun-seok, former Presidents Chun Doo-hwan and Lee Myung-bak, Son Myeong-sun, wife of the late Kim Young-sam, Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, Chairman Choi Tae-won, Hanwha Chairman Kim Seung-yeon, Son Kyung-shik, etc. Harmony was placed in the mortuary.

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