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S. Korean president's son faces grilling over father's retirement home

Published on Oct 25, 2012 10:04 AM

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak's only son appeared before a special prosecutor Thursday to face questioning over alleged irregularities in a project to build his father's retirement home.

Accompanied by his lawyer and dressed in a dark suit and a tie, Lee Si-Hyung, 34, had to make his way through a media scrum as he arrived at the prosecutor's office in southern Seoul.

"I'll sincerely answer any questions," the bespectacled son of the president told reporters before entering the building.

The case centres around the joint purchase last year - by Mr Lee Si-Hyung and the presidential security service - of a plot of land on the southern edge of Seoul.

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