Former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan should end his two-year exile in the mountains and return to live a normal life in Seoul, his successor, President Roh Tae Woo, said today.
A presidential aide said Roh told reporters at a luncheon meeting that he hoped Chun, who has been living at a remote Buddhist temple with his wife since November, 1988, would come back to his house in a fashionable neighborhood in Seoul.
“It is heartbreaking as well as a big misery in our constitutional history . . . that a former president is spending his third wintertime at a remote temple,” Roh was quoted as saying. “He should descend from the mountains.”