[T]he expo is turning into a hall of shame as a number of city and provincial officials have been charged with receiving bribes for expo contracts, while Mayor Oh Hyun-sup, 59, has been missing for 10 days, presumably trying to avoid arrest.
“It is embarrassing to call myself a Yeosu citizen,” said a middle-aged man walking past Yeosu city hall yesterday, who said he was too ashamed to give his name. “We are the ones to blame for handing the responsibility to take care of 300,000 people to those people.” He said he wants to “cut off the finger that voted for that mayor four years ago.”
Oh was scheduled to attend a meeting with police investigators at 8:30 a.m. last Monday, but never showed up. A Yeosu city employee later explained that the mayor had taken a leave of absence until June 23, which he has yet to return from.
Not sure what's less surprising, corruption among South Korean organizers of a major international event, or the suicide of another Korean celebrity.