Park apologises to South Koreans

Former South Korean president Park Geun Hye apologised to the country yesterday as she arrived at the prosecutors' office for questioning as a criminal suspect in a corruption scandal. She became South Korea's first democratically elected president t
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Former South Korean president Park Geun Hye apologised to the country yesterday as she arrived at the prosecutors' office for questioning as a criminal suspect in a corruption scandal. She became South Korea's first democratically elected president to be removed from office when the Constitutional Court this month upheld her impeachment by the country's Parliament in December. She has denied any wrongdoing. "I am sorry to the people. I will faithfully cooperate with questioning," said the 65-year-old. Ms Park has not been charged but could face up to 45 years in jail if convicted of corruption.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2017, with the headline 'Park apologises to South Koreans'. Print Edition | Subscribe