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Former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan has agreed to testify before Parliament next month on the alleged abuses of his government, a key demand of the opposition, the Joongang Ilbo newspaper said. The report after President Roh Tae Woo announced he was postponing plans to hold a referendum on his policies in an apparent bid to avoid a confrontation with the opposition over Chun’s authoritarian legacy. Kim Yoon Whan, National Assembly floor leader for the ruling Democratic Justice Party, conferred with Chun last Friday and asked for his testimony, the newspaper said. “It was learned that Chun agreed to do anything that can help” Roh, the newspaper said.


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