SOUTH KOREA was rocked by more political scandals today, with former president Lee Myung Bak accused of taking bribes and a high-flying governor forced to resign amid rape allegations.
Prosecutors said yesterday that they had called in Mr Lee for questioning.
Seoul officials raided the offices of Samsung Electronics last month looking for evidence that the business conglomerate had provided financial support to a car-parts manufacturer run by Mr Lee’s family.
In South Chungcheong province, governor Ahn Hee Jung quit after his secretary publicly accused him of raping her several times since June.
Kie Ji Eun said she felt powerless to say no to Mr Ahn, who finished second to current President Moon Jae In in their party’s primaries last year.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.