13 Nov '16, 7am

JUST IN: South Korea prosecutors to question Park Geun Hye over political scandal this week: Yonhap

SEOUL (AFP, REUTERS) – South Korean prosecutors plan to question President Park Geun Hye this week over a corruption scandal that has engulfed her and triggered massive protests calling for her resignation, the Yonhap news agency said Sunday (Nov 13). “We need to question the president Tuesday, or Wednesday at the latest,” Yonhap quoted an official with the Seoul prosecutors’ office as saying, adding they had sent a notice to her office and waiting for a response. If Park agrees, she will be the first South Korean president to be questioned by prosecutors while in office. Earlier Sunday, Yonhap reported that South Korean prosecutors investigating the corruption scandal had quizzed the head of Hyundai, the world’s fifth largest automaker. Chung Mong Koo, chairman of Hyundai Motor, was questioned sometime between Saturday night and early Sunday along with the bosses of other...

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