|A South Korean woman has been offered a little over US$4 (S$5) in government compensation for the death of her brother during the 1950-53 Korean War, embarrassing officials who say they were bound by an out-dated law. [File photo]|
A South Korean woman has been offered a little over US$4 in government compensation for the death of her brother during the 1950-53 Korean War, Reuters reported.
The woman was two years old when her brother was killed in combat in 1950, but never knew of his existence until told of his death by a neighbor.
The family had not received any compensation until April when the soldier's sister was awarded 5,000 won (US$4.33) under a law in effect during the war.
The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission has called the decision "incomprehensible" and urged the government to review it.（点击路透社网站查看原文）
(China.org.cn October 19, 2011)