South Korean President Park to address nation amid influence-peddling scandal

Park Geun Hye attending a national convention of the ruling Saenuri Party in Goyang, north of Seoul, South Korea on Aug 20, 2012.
Park Geun Hye attending a national convention of the ruling Saenuri Party in Goyang, north of Seoul, South Korea on Aug 20, 2012.PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean President Park Geun Hye will make a statement on Tuesday (Nov 29), her office said, as her administration tries to weather an influence-peddling scandal.

Yonhap News Agency cited a presidential official as saying the address will not be an announcement of the president's resignation.

Ms Park, whose presidency has been engulfed by the scandal involving a long-time friend, has apologised twice but resisted mounting public calls to step down.

A presidential spokesman said in a text message that she would make an address to the public at 2.30pm local time (1.30pm Singapore time).