At 05:37 PM 8/12/99 -0700, Jane Sooby wrote:
>rip 'n' read off the AP wire:
>S. Korea Official Cut Self in Protest
> SEOUL, South Korea--The head of a
> livestock farmers' association tried to
> kill himself during a Parliamentary hearing
> Thursday to protest a government plan to
> restructure his group.
> Shin Koo-bum, head of the Korea
> Federation of Livestock Farmers'
> Cooperatives, slashed his abdomen with a
> knife as lawmakers pondered a bill on the
> restructuring, National Assembly officials said.
> Shin was rushed to a hospital. The national
> station KBS-TV reported that he was not
> critically injured.
> Despite the bloodshed, the assembly's
> Agriculture and Fisheries Committee approved
> the bill Shin was protesting. It calls for the
> merger of 192 livestock farmers' cooperatives
> into the Korea Federation of Agricultural
> The government pushed the merger to
> make the cooperatives more efficient. Shin's
> group opposed the restructuring, saying it will
> cost the group jobs.
> The bill still must pass the Assembly's
> plenary session this week to become law.
> Copyright 1999 Associated Press. All Rights
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