Prosecutors to question S. Korean Prez

South Korean prosecutors will question President Park Geun-hye over a political corruption scandal engulfing her presidency, an official said on Sunday, the first time a sitting president will be questioned by prosecutors over a criminal case.
Prosecutors to question  S. Korean Prez
South Korea President Park Geun-hye


Hundreds of thousands marched in the capital Seoul on Saturday demanding Park’s resignation. Many protesters said Park, whose public support has dropped to the lowest point ever for a democratically elected South Korean leader at 5 percent, was unfit to rule. 
Prosecutors are investigating whether Park exerted improper pressure on “chaebol” conglomerate bosses to raise funds for two foundations at the center of an influence-peddling scandal involving a friend of hers, Yonhap reported on Sunday, citing prosecution sources. They are also probing Park’s friend, Choi Soon-sil, who is alleged to have used her ties to the president to meddle in state affairs and wield influence in the cultural and sports communities, a prosecutor has previously said. 
Prosecutors have already questioned the de facto head of Samsung Group Sagr.UL Jay Y. Lee and the chairmen of Hyundai Motor Group and Hanjin Group Hanj.UL over the scandal, media reports said on Sunday. “It’s correct we’re planning to question the president but the date is undecided,” an official at the prosecutors’ office told Reuters.

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