Tuesday, August 05, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, July 18 2008] Former Lee Myung-bak adviser appointed to top YTN post

200 security guards blocked YTN union members from 40-second vote

Shareholders of all-news cable TV channel YTN pushed a bill through in just 40 seconds to endorse the appointment of Gu Bon-hong, 60, a close confidante of President Lee Myung-bak, as their new chief executive officer on July 17. The company mobilized some 200 contract security guards to cordon off the shareholders’ meeting from union members, some of whom are shareholders themselves, as they protested both inside and outside of the building where the meeting was held.

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