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The disgraced chairman of Samsung quit the firm today in a bid to save its reputation, after he and nine other senior executives were indicted on tax dodging charges. Lee Kun-Hee, until recently reckoned one of South Korea's most respected and powerful men, said his 20-year reign over the electronics conglomerate had come to …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does this mean...

    ...that they are going to arrest him now, since it won't destabilise the conglomerate's management...?

  2. Unlikely Lad

    Samsung & that Torch

    Nicely completes the unholy trinity of the Olympic torch fiasco I suppose - dishonest sponsor, undemocratic and human rights abusing Chinese government and the IOC with its sordid history of corruption.

    According to the IOC the torch is supposed to symbolise 'purity' - pure hypocrisy?

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