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Rift over two deaths

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Narrow social differences, promote integration

The deaths of two public figures, leaders in their time and of our time, have opened a gaping divide in Korean society. A schism along fault lines has surfaced over the deaths of former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and Korean War hero Paik Sun-yup, forcing us into soul searching.

Park Won-soon's funeral was held Monday amid controversy about the city government-designated mourning period and concerns of secondary harm to Park's sexual harassment case complainant. A press conference was held on behalf of Park's alleged victim detailing alleged extended sexual harassment over "four years" and calling for a "proper investigation." The alleged........

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