Current Events

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

By alice101   Monday, October 31, 2016   48,988   192   40

0

0

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


SEE ALSO: Middle school students set a building on fire while playing around


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.


    YOU MAY LIKE

    GET AKP IN YOUR INBOX!

    Tags:

    1. Buzz
    2. choi soon sil


    intricate Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    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.

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    daFoolio Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    uh oh spaghettios

     1
     0Reply Report Share

    lechuga daFoolio Thursday, November 3, 2016

    😂

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    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.

     9
     0Reply Report Share

    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.

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    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.

     1
     0Reply Report Share

    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.

     1
     0Reply Report Share
    Load More Comments

    CONNECT WITH ALLKPOP

    1. Follow us on Instagram
    2. Subscribe on Youtube
    3. Follow us on Google+

    BRAND PARTNERS

    custom
    custom
    $23
    tt
    tt
    $18
    tt
    tt
    $20
    fly
    fly
    $18

    MORE STORIES