May 28, 2009 11:53
A 1,383-man committee will organize the official funeral service of former president Roh Moo-hyun, who died Saturday morning. This is the largest committee ever, over twice more than the 680 people for the funeral of former presidents Choi Kyu-ha in 2006 and 691 for Park Chung-hee in 1979.
Compared to the 738-man committee for the funeral service of former first lady Yuk Young-soo, Park's wife, in 1974, it is nearly 1.9 times larger. The Ministry of Public Administration and Security on Wednesday said the reason for the larger size was "participation from Roh's side."
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