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Hanjin Group Owner Family Apologizes for Family Feud
Son Apologizes to Mother
Hanjin Group Owner Family Apologizes for Family Feud
  • By Choi Moon-hee
  • December 31, 2019, 14:21
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Hanjin Group chairman Cho Won-tae (right) and his mother Lee Myung-hee

Hanjin Group chairman Cho Won-tae and his mother, Jeongseok Group advisor Lee Myung-hee, have issued a joint apology for the uproar that erupted during their Christmas meeting.

"We deeply apologize for the unfortunate incident that took place last Christmas at Lee’s residence," the two said in a joint apology released on Dec. 29.

"Cho made a deep apology to his mother, and she accepted it," they added. "We will continue to uphold the late Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho's legacy through family harmony."

Members of the Hanjin Group owner family, including Lee, Cho, and Hanjin Kal executive director Cho Hyun-min, had a meeting at Lee's residence in Jongro-gu, Seoul on Christmas. Cho Hyun-ah, former Korean Air vice president who is in dispute with her younger brother Won-tae over the group’s control, was not present. Lee and her son quarreled over management rights at the meeting, with the son reportedly making a fuss over his mother's siding with his sister.