Aug 3, 2003

Hyundai chief found dead

AFP- A leading South Korean businessman has died in an apparent suicide after becoming embroiled in a scandal involving secret payments to the North Korean leadership.
Chung Mong-hun - chairman of Hyundai Asan - was found dead after falling from the 12th floor of company headquarters in central Seoul.His body was found by his secretary at about 0600 (2100 GMT) - police said he appeared to have jumped some hours before.