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GNP Tight-cornered Due to Bribery
Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- The recent disclosure of another case of bribery in south Korea has thrown the "Grand National Party" into a tighter corner.

Shortly ago Ko Sung Dok, a lawmaker from the GNP, said he received an envelope containing 3 million won from a pro-Lee Myung Bak candidate for chairmanship, prior to its congress during the 18th-term "National Assembly" before returning it, adding that the candidate was elected its chairman.

At a time when questions were raised one after another about who distributed enveloped money, Ko disclosed on Jan. 9 he received the money from Pak Hui Thae, the present speaker of the "National Assembly".

He said that the bag which the distributor of the enveloped money to him was holding was full of the same yellow envelopes, adding that money would also be distributed among other lawmakers.

It was truth revealed by public in south Korea that during the party congress in 2008 Pak was far behind other candidates in opinion poll but was elected chairman of the party after the situation developed in favor of him in voting.

Thrown into discomfiture, the GNP group is making much fuss urging Pak to resign.

With no desperate effort to hush the case and tide over the crisis can the GNP clan hide the true colors as a party of traitors.

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