Sunday, November 13th, 2016

South Korean President to be questioned over political scandal

Narada Desk | November 13, 2016 1:28 pm Print
Officials are probing whether Park influenced "chaebol" conglomerate bosses to raise funds for two foundations which involve a very close friend of her,Choi Soon-Sil

South Korean prosecutors are readying themselves to question President Park Geun-hye over a scandal which loomed over her presidency, Yonhap news agency reported.

Officials are probing whether Park influenced “chaebol” conglomerate bosses to raise funds for two foundations which involve a very close friend of her,Choi Soon-Sil.

Chairman of Hyundai Motor and Korean Air Lines have been questioned over the scandal and prosecutors are getting ready to to question the de-facto head of Samsung Group and other corporate chiefs over the scandal media reports said on Monday.i

Choi is under arrest for fraud allegedly using her relation with the president to force out donations from various corporates. She is also accused of interfering in official matters without holding any positions.

Demanding Park’s resignation hundreds of thousands of protesters took to streets in capital Seoul on Saturday. They were chanting slogans saying she was unfit to rule.

 

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