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Woman at the center of the Korean president scandal returns to Korea

By alice101   Monday, October 31, 2016   49,733   192   40

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The woman at the center of the Korean president scandal returned to Korea from Germany and begged for forgiveness.


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Choi Soon-Sil, who allegedly had influence over president Park Geun Hye and illegal access to classified information without clearance thanks to her friendship with the president, entered the prosecution office surrounded by hundreds of reporters, protesters, and spectators. 


To the reporters, Choi stated, "I did wrong and I deserve to die," but her lawyer later explained that this was not an admission of guilt, but her expressing her distress. 


Protests are taking place everywhere in Korea, including many university campuses, where students are declaring that the president is inept to lead a democratic country and that she should step down. 


Eight aides to president Park Geun Hye including her chief of staff resigned on October 30.


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    intricate Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Ridiculous how the press is treating that lady, regardless of what she might have done.

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    intricate Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Seriously though.... if any government official (no matter who) gives an unauthorized person access to classified materials and it can be proven then the result is simple right? They have to resign and new elections have to be issued (if applicable). So... what's with all this hype? It will be months before any sort of investigation has been completed to answer questions on the extent of the damage etc. etc.

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    daFoolio Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    uh oh spaghettios

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    lechuga daFoolio Thursday, November 3, 2016

    😂

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    chaelicen Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    some people don't understand the extremity of the situation. basically, imagine obama letting a very religious person have access to more documents then his vice president. it's not that something bad came out of that but the fact that someone with no political power was able to do that. religion conflicted with politics and that's not right. nor is giving someone who wasn't appointed by the public political power. that's the whole point of democracy.

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    intricate chaelicen Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    the problem is not religion, but authorization and access to sensitive materials. Separation of church and state is a myth only atheists believe in.

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    bangeryun94 intricate Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    The church/religious aspect of this is just the media getting their jabs in at the rich who run this church. It doesn't really figure in nearly as much in the real scheme of criminal allegations she and the President are accused of.

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    intricate bangeryun94 Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Exactly.. which is why I think it's so unfortunate people focus on the religious aspect when that's the very least of what they should be worried about.

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    davidcs Monday, October 31, 2016

    But at least their president make a good improvement during serving as president. I think this is scary side living in korea, ur life 24/7 being monitor by social/citizen cctv. Even ur not celebrity. Now i know why korean people always want to live in other country

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    pink_oracle davidcs Monday, October 31, 2016

    Are you mad? The president let her friend, the daughter of a cult leader, have access to highly classified material! What she's done is hugely unethical and spits in the face of democracy. But I'd expect nothing less from the daughter of a dictator.

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    davidcs pink_oracle Monday, October 31, 2016

    Let the time answer ur outrage honey

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    chaelicen davidcs Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    she literally let religion overpower the politics of an entire country. even before, she wasn't extremely liked by citizens because of smaller controversies and attitude so this was the final blow.

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    chaelicen davidcs Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    ps - we're not monitored 24/7. saesangs "monitor" celebrities, and that's completely different because that's apart from the government. cctvs aren't everywhere - if there were, many accident-and-drive and sexual assault cases would be solved much more easily.

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    bangeryun94 davidcs Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    The last 4 of our Presidents have left office in disgrace. She's going to be #5. She called for the resignation of everybody except herself because she knows that someone in the upper echelons of government is leaking this to investigators, press and the people. She is NOT a President FOR the people. She is a person lining her pockets with protection and blackmail money.

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    krell bangeryun94 Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Well, 'POCKET LINING' (getting MONEY via POLITICAL OFFICE 'access') happens with ALL NATIONS. But, this PARK GEUN HYE situation *seems* to 'cross over a line' that would define 'Reasonable GRAFT' as I see it ... ;-)

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    bangeryun94 krell Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    You mean like VP Cheney getting rich off the deaths of soldiers in Iraq? Perfectly legal, yes, morally reprehensible, even more so.

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    krell bangeryun94 Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    YES, what you said it, for me, there is NO DEBATE. I am STILL HWAITING for the USA MILITARY to 'Deliver Up' the *promised* WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION in IRAQ ... ;-) ... (Joking) Ms. PARK GEUN HYE has yet to even remotely come close to the 'BUSH LEAGUES' of corruption! ... ;-)

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    krell bangeryun94 Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    "BUSH LEAGUE" (slang English Language) = "NOT of the highest quality or sophistication; second-rate" ... And, of course, "BUSH" is also the name of a past USA PRESIDENT or two ... ;-)

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    pink_oracle davidcs Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    In time, president Park will be added to the list of disgraced world leaders who future generations will wonder why on earth their ancestors let her set one foot in the political forum.

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    krell pink_oracle Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Well, PARK GEUN HYE is *NOT* say POL POT (Cambodia). Or how about SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC (Serbia). MAYBE some of the 'ill gotten' money can be recovered somehow? Although, it *sounds* like a LOT of the MONEY is in foreign country banks (GERMANY ?) and real estate now.

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    BigBangVIP_NYC Monday, October 31, 2016

    Wow...those reporters are aggressive. I really thought dramas used to overly exaggerate reporters but I guess not. That is scary. I won't want to be in her shoes. I think they better monitor 24-7 or else she may end up expiring.

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    BigBangVIP_NYC Monday, October 31, 2016

    Please no one kill me for asking this....did the woman use the classified information maliciously against Korea? Did her advice in the past to the President help or hurt Korea? Has Korea become a better nation because of her advice to the President? Just curious...Koreans or others who knows about the political stability in Korea please respond. Thank you.

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    k_fierce BigBangVIP_NYC Monday, October 31, 2016

    It's the fact that she holds no political position. Because we don't know what else she had access too or knows. Right now the Koreans are probably in the mindset of "if that woman was able to change documents and access information who knows what else she can do and have nothing linked to her if she commits a crime" for example. Doesn't matter if whatever she's done for the president had a good or bad outcome. It's just wrong.

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    bangeryun94 BigBangVIP_NYC Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    She used classified material to make herself unbelievably wealthy. And she is being accused of blackmailing businesses and individuals based on classified info while protecting other businesses and individuals with the same info.

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    c2J Monday, October 31, 2016

    so 8 of her staffs were fired, shouldnt she be the one resigning?

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    ARMYandBTSalways c2J Monday, October 31, 2016

    resigned not fired, they dont want to work for her anymore.

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    krell c2J Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    SUPPOSEDLY, IF something goes WRONG via your POLITICAL BOSS doing something stupid ; YOU as a SUBORDINATE worker, are supposed to 'CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY' ('Fall on your Sword') and 'Take the Hit' to PROTECT your BOSS (so PARK GEUN HYE). It is some sort of 'ASIAN LOGIC' (cultural) that seems NOT so logical in many ways, to me.

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    808b Monday, October 31, 2016

    Deserve to die? Isn't that a little bit overboard. Deserve fair trial.

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    krell Monday, October 31, 2016

    CHOI SOON-SIL <-- You Better RUN !!! ... DEVIL DEVIL RUN RUN !!! ... ;-)

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    krell Monday, October 31, 2016

    THANKS for the UP VOTE! ... :-) ... AKP TROLLS <-- You Better RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN !!! ... HELL TO PAY !!! ... ;-)

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    Wang_Sejung Monday, October 31, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    krell Wang_Sejung Monday, October 31, 2016

    @Wang_Sejung <-- PARK GUEN HYE = EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee........... (SPLAT!) ... ;-)

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    Wang_Sejung krell Monday, October 31, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    krell Wang_Sejung Monday, October 31, 2016

    @Wang_Sejung <-- Is what @BigBlueagain wishes for YOU = SPLAT = "When one falls and lands alone -- usually on pavement or concrete!" ... ;-)

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