Thursday, August 14, 2008

It Doesn't Get Any More Blatent Than This

After attempting to behead the Korean labour movement, the government there just announced an amnesty for 74 'business criminals', people convicted of everything from tax evasion and fraud through to kidnapping (in the business competition sense...err...).

Why, we may well ask?

Well, because their expertise is needed, says President Lee Myung-bak, to help get the economy going and create jobs.

One such is Hyundai Motor's Chung Mong-Koo, convicted of embezzeling roughly $100 million CAD.

Oh, and there's another reason for the amnesty: to help celebrate the anniversary of Korea's independence from Japan.

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