Friday, September 21, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, September 13 2007] Why the First Lady Has Kept Reporters at Bay

First Lady Kwon Yang-sook, in a rare meeting with the press on Wednesday, explained why she has been keeping a low profile. Since the early days of the Roh Moo-hyun administration, she said, “I thought we should maintain a smooth relationship with the press. I made some attempts in hopes of arranging meetings, chiefly with reporters on the Cheong Wa Dae beat, if at all possible.” But in the end, Kwon decided to keep quiet because she believed such meetings would be inappropriate “considering that it is the president who conducts big politics and has the power. So yes, I kept quiet. It's a pity and apologize to you," she said.

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