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PROFILE: From Crushing Poverty To South Korea's Presidency


World  (tags: world, society, politics, asia, LEE MYUNG-BAK, South Korea, interesting, GoodNews )

Cal
- 1226 days ago - npr.org
When Lee Myung-bak was inaugurated as the 10th president of South Korea in February 2008, it was an astonishing outcome for a poor boy from Pohang, whose No. 1 dream had been simply to get a job.



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Teresa W. (738)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 4:43 am
great story
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:03 am
thanks, noted
 

Tim C. (2179)
Friday November 18, 2011, 12:26 pm
tks
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 18, 2011, 2:39 pm
Myung-bak's story is an incredible interesting one. Why he never reach out to the West remains a mystery. Or is it simply the shadow of N.Korea hanging over his country limiting his international intentions?
 

Vicky P. (471)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 9:29 am
wow, hopefully he will help people in his country who are suffering as well because of his story :)
 

Joyce S. (10)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 8:42 pm
Thank you for posting.
 
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