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  1. Corporate tax hike should be last resort: ruling party headRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... income exceeding 20 billion won ($18.2 million) was lowered from 25 percent to 22 percent during the preceding Lee Myung-bak administration. The main opposition party, New Politics Alliance for Democracy, has demanded the rate be "normalized" to ...

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  2. Golf ban and presidentsRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2015 | English Dong-A

    ... Rhee Syng-man, Park Chung-hee, Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo played golf without restriction. Former President Lee Myung-bak didn`t play golf in his early term in office but began playing in the latter half. Public officials naturally refrained from ...

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  3. N. Korea ridicules former S. Korean president over memoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Korea Herald

    North Korea's media derided former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Wednesday for his controversial memoir, while the communist regime has not issued any formal response yet. The Rodong Sinmun, published by the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, called Lee a "political idiot" and claimed his book, titled "President's Time," is filled with lies.

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  4. Ex-President Lee urged to appear for 'energy diplomacy' hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Korea Herald

    A minor opposition party and civic groups demanded Wednesday that former President Lee Myung-bak attend a parliamentary hearing on his "energy diplomacy," arguing that he lied about its outcome in his memoir. Lee has come under public criticism for spending tens of billions of dollars on various natural resources development projects overseas with few results while in office from 2008 to 2013.

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  5. Image of Asia: Ex-leader's memoir published in South KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Newsday

    A man reads a memoir by former President Lee Myung-bak titled "President's Time" at a book store in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, Lee said in his memoir published Monday.

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  6. Key anticorruption bill awaits final Ass...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Lawmakers will kick off February's extraordinary session of the National Assembly on Monday. This month's session features Prime Minister nominee Lee Wan-koo's confirmation hearing on Feb. 9, and ongoing parliamentary investigations into accusations that former President Lee Myung-bak squandered billions in his so-called "resource diplomacy" policy.

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  7. [Editorial] Unfortunate memoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Former President Lee Myung-bak's memoir has become a politically contentious issue, further straining the Park Geun-hye administration, which is already floundering on major policy issues. "The President's Time 2008-2013" reveals details about the controversial Four Rivers project as well as Lee's "resource diplomacy," a matter on which the National Assembly is set to launch a special investigation.

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  8. Is South Korea's democracy under threat from within?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | Al Jazeera

    ... "Korea's hard-won democratic freedoms are in great danger indeed," said Steven Kim, a UK-based academic. "Lee Myung-bak's presidency marked the start of this trend, and it has dramatically worsened under Park Geun-hye." South Korea's road to ...

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  9. SEOUL: N.Korea demanded cash for summit: Lee memoirRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Former President Lee Myung-bak has revealed a series of sensitive foreign policy dealings, including the failed negotiations over an inter-Korean summit, during his term in his memoir obtained by the media ahead of its publication next Monday. In the 800-page memoir, entitled "The President's Time 2008-2013," he includes details about his administration's diplomacy with Pyongyang, Beijing, Washington and Tokyo, and defends his much-criticised resource diplomacy.

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  10. South Korea slams N.K. over its cash dem...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Korea Herald

    A senior South Korean presidential official lashed out at North Korea Friday over its reported demand for huge economic aid in return for a summit with then-South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Lee, who served as president from 2008 to 2013, said then North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, the late father of the current leader Kim Jong-un, first expressed his hope for a summit in August 2009, leading the two rival Koreas to begin behind-the-scenes negotiations on the issue.

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  11. Lee's memoir stirs up intense criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Former President Lee Myung-bak is taking flak from the ruling and opposition parties, as well as the incumbent government, for revealing sensitive diplomatic anecdotes in a soon-to-be-published memoir. Critics say that it is too early for a former president - who left office just two years ago - to publish a memoir, and that disclosing details of behind-the-scenes talks with top foreign officials could affect the current government's foreign relations.

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  12. Timing of former President Lee's memoir raises eyebrowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Korea Herald

    The announcement that former President Lee Myung-bak's memoir will be published on Feb. 2 has sparked controversy in Korea's political circles. Coming just 23 months after the end of his term, "President's Time" will focus on the policies that shaped the Lee administration.

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  13. SEOUL: N. Korea demanded cash for summit, Lee memoir saysRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has revealed a series of sensitive foreign policy dealings, including the failed negotiations over an inter-Korean summit, during his term in his memoir obtained by the media ahead of its publication next Monday. In the 800-page memoir, entitled "The President's Time 2008-2013", he includes details about his administration's diplomacy with Pyongyang, Beijing, Washington and Tokyo, and defends his much-criticised resource diplomacy.

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  14. N. Korea 'demanded US$10 bil.' for summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The China Post

    North Korea demanded an "absurd" US$10 billion payoff and close to a million tonnes in food aid in 2009 in return for a hoped-for summit with Seoul, then-South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak said in a soon-to-be-published memoir. Lee also revealed that the two Koreas kept up negotiations for a possible summit even after Seoul effectively froze relations in 2010 following the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel.

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  15. Former S. Korea leader: North demanded $10 billion for talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak speaks during a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Seoul, South Korea. Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, Lee said in a memoir to be published next week, the first wee of February 2015.

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  16. Kim Jong-il demanded $10billion, food and fertiliser from South KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Daily Mail

    ... of holding a summit with the South, a former South Korean president has revealed. Former president Lee Myung-bak said he refused to pay anything for holding talks, despite the fact one of his predecessors, president Kim Dae-jung, held the first ...

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  17. [Newsmaker] N.K. demanded cash for summit: Lee memoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Former President Lee Myung-bak has revealed a series of sensitive foreign policy dealings, including the failed negotiations over an inter-Korean summit, during his term in his memoir obtained by the media ahead of its publication next Monday. In the 800-page memoir, entitled "The President's Time 2008-2013," he includes details about his administration's diplomacy with Pyongyang, Beijing, Washington and Tokyo, and defends his much-criticized resource diplomacy.

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  18. S.Korea's ex-president discloses behind-the-scene talks for summit with DPRKRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    Former South Korea n President Lee Myung-Bak disclosed behind-the-scene talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for a summit during his presidency with late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday, citing Lee's book set to be released next week. Lee said in his book titled "President's Time," an 800-page autobiography on his five-year presidency from 2008 that the DPRK began to express its willingness from late 2009 to hold inter- Korean summit, which was not materialized as Pyongyang demanded a huge scale of economic assistance.

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  19. N. Korea demanded $10 bn for summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Peninsula

    Seoul--North Korea demanded an "absurd" $10 billion payoff and close to a million tonnes in food aid in 2009 in return for a hoped-for summit with Seoul, then-South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak said in a soon-to-be-published memoir Lee also revealed that the two Koreas kept up negotiations for a possible summit even after Seoul effectively froze relations in 2010 following the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel Lee's 800-page memoir of his 2008-12 term in the Blue House is titled "President's Time" and will be published next week, although excerpts were leaked to the press Thursday The two Koreas held an historic summit in 2000 and again in 2007, and Lee said it started exploring the possibility of a third when it sent a high-powered delegation to the funeral of former South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung in August, 2009 North Korea demanded $10 billion dollars to fund the ... (more)

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  20. Kim Jong Il 'Wanted $10 Billion to Hold a Summit with South Korea'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Time

    North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Il speaks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during their meeting at Sosnovy Bor Military Garrison, Zaigrayevsky District, Buryatia outside Ulan-Ude on August 24, 2011. In 2009, North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Il set steep demands for holding a summit with the South, including $10 billion and half a million tons of food, according to former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in a new book.

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