31 Oct '16, 11pm

S Korea presidential scandal: Suspect #ChoiSoonsil placed under emergency arrest

S Korea presidential scandal: Suspect #ChoiSoonsil placed under emergency arrest

SEOUL: The woman at the centre of a scandal that has plunged the South Korean presidency into crisis was held for a second day of questioning by prosecutors on Tuesday after being detained overnight to answer allegations of exerting inappropriate influence over state affairs. Prosecutors have said they are investigating whether Choi Soon-sil used her friendship with President Park Geun-hye to gain access to classified documents that enabled her to influence government matters and benefited personally through non-profit foundations. The swirling scandal has sparked public anger and sent Park's approval rating to a record low, with thousands of protestors gathered in Seoul on Saturday night calling for her to step down. Park accepted the resignations of eight of her top aides over the weekend. Choi, 60, arrived at the prosecutor's office on Tuesday morning in handcuffs and a...

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