Blog: Jailbird flys
Dave Leggett | 25 April 2007
We've published a news item today about the 'Grand Opening' ceremony for Kia's Slovakian plant that took place yesterday. Pictured next to a scarily youthful looking Slovakian prime minister called Fico is our old Hyundai friend Chung Mong-koo. The Hyundai Motor supremo must have found it quite refreshing to get out for an overseas business trip. He was recently handed a three-year prison sentence on the back of a slush fund scandal.
Check out the other image in the article too. How many people does it take to cut a ribbon? I guess they just didn't want anyone to feel left out!
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