Lee Myung Bak's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Bangkok

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“It is very hard to regard a person without considering his power to take control of an undesirable situation and achieve new meaningful outcomes”

Lee Myung Bak is a business executive and politician. In 2002 he was elected Mayor of Seoul, during which time he was involved in the development of the Seoul Forest Park which is open to the public for free all year round. As a member of the Grand National Party, he was later elected the 17th President of Korea in 2007

Brought up in Osaka, Japan; his Japanese name is Akihiro Tsukiyama

After graduating from high school he travelled to Seoul where he worked as a labourer during the day and studied at night. He later enrolled in the Department of Business Administration at Korea University in 1961

Born Akihiro Tsukiyama on 19th December 1941 in Osaka, Japan

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