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South Korea    PRESIDENT KIM FACES CRITICISM FROM HIS DINNER GUESTS
President Kim Dae-jung received criticism for his 'lukewarm reforms' from 22 Catholic priests whom he'd invited to dinner last Thursday evening to celebrate the halfway point of his five year term.
    The priests told Kim that they are 'disappointed' with his 'lukewarm reforms', local media reported. They presented Kim with several demands such as the revision of the Status of Forces Agreement with the United States, abolition of the National Security Law, elimination of the death penalty, political reforms and eradication of corruption, media said.
    UCA News reports that President Kim, a Catholic, responded by thanking the members of the Catholic Priests Association for Justice for their 'honest, sincere and strong comments'.
UCAN
   
12 Aug 00



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