South Korea: His Brother's Keeper

His Brother's Keeper

When Chun Doo Hwan, 57, stepped down as President of South Korea in February, critics charged that he planned to exercise behind-the-scenes control over Roh Tae Woo, his protege and successor. Last week, though, Chun took quite a different step: he surrendered his remaining public posts in connection with a scandal involving his brother, Chun Kyung Hwan, 45, who has been charged with embezzling $9.6 million in national development funds. Declaring that "I have failed to control my brother," Chun resigned as head of a council that advises the President on national affairs, and as honorary president of the governing Democratic...

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