S.Korea accords state funeral to former president Kim Young-sam
Along with former President Kim Dae-jung who had a political home ground in the southwest region, Kim Young-sam was a famous critic of Park Chung-hee, father of President Park Geun-hye who took power in a coup in 1961 and had kept it before his ...
Dusk to dawn
He ran against Kim Dae-jung, a longtime ally in the democratic movement, and split the opposition vote. This allowed a former general, Roh Tae-woo, to win the presidency. Ahead of the next vote in 1992, Mr Kim merged his party with Mr Roh's. He won ...
YS leaves lessons for politicians
In 1996 when the opposition camp and the labor sector fiercely opposed passage of the Labor Law led by the ruling camp, then President Kim called in Kim Dae-jung and Kim Jong-pil, who were the leaders of the opposition parties and held a meeting about ...
[Chon Shi-yong] Legacy of Kim YS and Kim DJ
The Korea Herald
As a citizen who went through the 1970s and 1980s in which Kim was a gigantic pro-democracy fighter and as a journalist who covered him when he was president in the 1990s, I experienced a lot of emotions watching the funeral on television.