JoongAng Ilbo: President of Microsoft Korea Abruptly Resigns

Thanks to Randy for
this link.

“The company said that the former president hoped to work for
U.S. Microsoft because he wanted to spend time with his family,
currently living in the U.S.”

“However, he was reportedly forced to resign by U.S Microsoft
because he did not adroitly handle the anti-dumping investigation
against the company carried out by the Korean Fair Trade
Commission. In addition, he may be held partially accountable for
the failed takeover of Hangul & Computer Co. and the uproar
caused by the collective protest of merchants at Yongsan
Electronics Shopping Center over the price of Microsoft Windows

“In particular, apparently the directors of U.S. Microsoft,
including President Steve Balmer, were quite angry over Mr.Kim’s
inability to handle the matters.”