S Korea prosecutors to summon ex-prez Park for questioning

Trevor Jackson
March 15, 2017

Prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to summon former President Park Geun-hye this week for questioning over a corruption scandal.

The country's top court last week fired Park over a corruption scandal, stripping her of her presidential immunity from criminal prosecution.

The South Korean Ministry of Education dispatched a team to Ewha and found that Ms Choi's daughter had been given preferential treatment.

Hwang's office could not immediately confirm the report, and calls to the presidential Blue House weren't answered.

Park could face extortion, bribery and other criminal charges, with prosecutors accusing her of colluding with a longtime confidante to extort money from businesses and also allowing the confidante to pull government strings from the shadows.

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The dogs became instant stars, with Ms Park regularly posting photos of herself cuddling her four-legged family on her Facebook page. Three people died and dozens were injured in violent clashes between Park's supporters and police following the court's ruling.

Separately, howls of outrage erupted on social media yesterday over the fate of Ms Park's nine Jindo dogs - a Korean hunting breed renowned for its loyalty - which she left behind when she exited her palace on Sunday after the impeachment.

"We will decide Wednesday when to summon former president Park and inform her", the spokesman of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office told AFP.

A Blue House rep denied Park had abandoned the two adult dogs and seven puppies, saying it wouldn't be healthy for the pups to moved at such a young age.

"Ewha protests were the key to the impeachment", said Lee Taek-Gwang, a professor of cultural studies at South Korea's Kyunghee University.

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