SOUTH KOREA: Acting Like Big Brother

A new President is sworn in—as the generals keep watch

I am happy to have found good cause for my death and do not want to beg for my life. Give me the capital punishment but show mercy to the others." For Kim Jae Kyu, former Korean Central Intelligence Agency chief accused of murdering President Park Chung Hee last Oct. 26, the words were a defiant attempt to assume total responsibility for the assassination, for which six accomplices were also charged. His plea was in vain. Last week Kim, standing haggard and unshaven...

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