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Hanwha and Kim Seung-youn links

A lazy post to bring together some of the Hanwha coverage. Interestingly, not many of the bloggers seem to have shown much interest in the story, as far as I can see.

Hanwha boss's house in Kahoidong

(South Korean police officers carry the seizures after searching at home of Hanwha Group Chairman and CEO Kim Seung-youn in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Police on Tuesday searched the home of the South Korean business tycoon accused of taking part in a sensational revenge attack on bar workers after his son was hurt in a fight in a karaoke pub. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Choi Jae-gu))

One of those Kahoidong fake-hanok-style houses.

Some of the links:

Even as investigators searched his estate for clues of the latest incident, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported that he had flailed away at a worker in a bar two years ago with a broken bottle, inflicting severe enough wounds to keep the man in a hospital for the next two months. The victim reportedly was reluctant to talk for fear of of his life.

The apologists:

The Conviction

Hanwha Group Chairman Kim Seung-younThe sudden mystery illness, which always afflicts Western tycoons when thrown in jail, also occurs in Korea:

And the release

The community service

I’ll throw in more links as I come across them.

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