South Korean president to face prosecutors in political scandal probe

South Korean president to face prosecutors in political scandal probe
By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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South Korean prosecutors question president


South Korean prosecutors are to question President Park Guen-hye as part of a probe into the political scandal swamping her tenure.

#Seoul#protesters#rant against #SouthKorean president #ParkGuen-Hye demanding her #resignation

— India Live Today (@inlivetoday) November 12, 2016

Her presidency has been rocked by the suspicion that she let a longtime confidante manipulate power from behind the scenes.

In a televised apology last week the president said she would accept a direct investigation into her actions.

It will be the first time a sitting president has been questioned by prosecutors.

The prosecution office also said the chairman of Hyundai Motor Company has been questioned over whether Park or anyone involved in the influence-peddling scandal put improper pressure on corporate bosses to raise funds for charitable foundations at the centre of the case.

Tonight, a little while ago, Gwanghwamoon, Seoul, where estimated million gathered, shouting Impeach Park Guen-hye.

— Suki Kim (@sukisworld) November 12, 2016

On Saturday up to one million people took to the streets of Seoul to call for her resignation.

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