And while I don't know if South Koreans should ignore the recent missile launches (as of this writing, 5) and nuclear bomb testing, they certainly find the suicide of former President. Roh to be far more shocking to their political realm. Roh was supposed to be a reformer. A man of humble beginnings, Roh was cast as the "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" type, who didn't make it to university. His election gave a lot of Koreans outside of Seoul hope and optimism. Roh also had a history as a democracy activist in the days when the ROK was still a military dictatorship.
Anyone else have an opinion?