Monday, November 29

Chun Doo-hwan dies at the age of 90 left without an apology

The man who trampled on democracy and bloody suppressed the people in the modern history of Korea passed away today (23rd). Chun Doo-hwan, who served as the 11th and 12th president, was found dead at home this morning. It is true that on the day the ex-president died, the resentment and disappointment at the departure of Mr. Let’s take a closer look at this news.

First of all, this is reporter Won Jong-jin.

At 8:55 this morning, the police received a report that Chun Doo-hwan collapsed in the bathroom at his home in Yeonhui-dong.

The police, who arrived at the scene, finally confirmed that Jeon died at 8:45 in the morning.

Born in 1931, at the age of 90, Jeon suffered from Alzheimer’s and multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

Former President Roh Tae-woo, a comrade in the 12/12 military coup, passed away 28 days after his death.

[민정기/전 청와대 공보비서관 : 아침에 주무시다가, 아침에 화장실 가시다가 쓰러지셔 가지고요. 그냥 회복하지 못하고 운명하셨습니다.]

His wife Lee Soon-ja and his sons Jae-guk and Jae-yong stayed by the body of Jeon at their home, and accomplices in the 12/12 military coup, including former safety planning department chief Jang Se-dong and former 3rd Army commander Ko Myeong-seung, visited the house after hearing the news of the death of Jeon.

Jeon’s side said that he wanted to be buried in front of North Korea as a practical will during his lifetime.

[민정기/전 청와대 공보비서관 : ‘나 죽으면 화장해서 그냥 뿌려라’ 이런 말씀을 하셨고. 그래서 가족들은 그 유언에 따라서 그대로 하기로 했습니다.]

Even the last road did not leave a message of reflection or apology.

Chun’s burial place has been set up at the funeral hall of Severance Hospital from the afternoon.

Former President Jeon, who was convicted of the 12/12 military uprising and the bloody suppression of the 5/18 Gwangju Democratization Movement, has been deprived of all respect for the president.

(Video coverage: Choi Dae-woong, video editing: Hwang Ji-young)

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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