A Busan National University professor jumped to his death from a campus building today in an apparent suicide attempt. Ko Hyun-chul, a Korean literature professor, plunged from the fourth floor of the university headquarters around 3 p.m., according to a university spokeswoman.
Ko was transfered to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead 20 minutes later. She said Ko scattered papers before jumping from the building that read he was “willing to make a sacrifice for a true democracy.”
She said Ko was opposed to the university’s plan to switch to an indirect system to select its president. So far, professors have selected the head through a vote.
Source: Busan eFM News
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