Thursday, October 21, 2004

South Korea: Capital move rejected

Constitutional Court declares relocation law illegal

A controversial project to build a new administrative capital faced suspension yesterday as the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a law for capital relocation approved in parliament last year, immediately dismembering the law.

The decision dealt a severe blow to President Roh Moo-hyun, who had said he would risk the fate of his administration to push the plan. Moving the capital was Roh's foremost presidential election campaign promise.

(Korea Herald Online. October 21. 2004).
Full article.

Is this the end of Noh's plans to move the South Korean Capital?
Is it a good idea to move the administrative capital further away from the DMZ? Probably! What do you think?

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