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S Korean Lawmaker Regrets Drunken Tweets Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Feb 5, 2012, 10:12 PM
A South Korean lawmaker pledges to stop posting tweets while drinking at brothels, otherwise known as Room Salons. After midnight on Sunday, he compared his boss, conservative party leader, Park Geun-hye, to the Kim family dynasty of the North Korean regime.

The so-called conservative party parliamentarian, Kang Yong-seok, also tweeted, "in North Korea, Kim Jong-un is the best." He cast family loyalty aside by denouncing his parents for being poor and not powerful.

Although Kang expresses regret for sending tweets while "under the influence of alcohol," he's not apologizing for his actual comments; insisting it's his attempt to save his political party from "collapse."

The Korea Herald reports that, "lawmaker Kang Yong-seok's tweets are causing a huge online stir after he denounced Park Geun-Hye, the ruling Saenuri Party's strongest presidential candidate, and other politicians in abusive language."

The vicious remarks were erased from his Twitter account after Kang recovered from a drunken stupor, but the statements were captured by K-bloggers who spread them.

The Korea Herald quotes Kang as saying that, "as a former member of the party, I wanted to say something as the party faces collapse. The way I expressed my opinion may be improper but it came from the bottom of my heart."

He apologized for his behavior and promised never to use Twitter after drinking or before 6 am.

To read the entire article from the Korea Herald, link here:

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