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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kim 'Breaks' Promise

SEOUL () -- A legislator bolted the governing party Wednesday, accusing President Kim Young-sam of lying in his promise to promote "clean politics'' free of collusion with business.

Claiming he received 5 million won ($6,400) from Kim as a Christmas gift, Won Kwang-ho said he was disappointed the president has kept the old practice of giving "black money'' -- from questionable sources -- to his party members.

"I wonder what has happened to [his] promise to promote clean politics,'' Won said at the news conference at which he announced his decision to quit the New Korea Party.