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Former South Korean president Kim Young-sam dies at 87

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 05:50
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Mr Kim was an outspoken critic of military dictators from the 1960s through the 1980s. He became president in the 1992 election, the first civilian leader in South Korea in more than three decades.

Seoul

KIM Young-sam, the former president of South Korea who replaced the last of the country's military leaders, purged politicised generals and introduced a landmark reform aimed at transparency in financial transactions, died on Sunday. He was 87.

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