South Korean police to question KT Corp chairman over suspicious payments to lawmakers

People walking past telco KT Corp's shop in the posh Gangnam district, in South Korea.
People walking past telco KT Corp's shop in the posh Gangnam district, in South Korea.PHOTO: KT CORPORATION

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean telecom company KT Corp's chairman will be questioned on Tuesday (April 17) over suspected breaches of political funding laws, police said.

Police said they are investigating suspicious payments amounting to about US$400,000 (S$524,800) from former and current KT executives and employees to about 90 members of Parliament between 2014 and 2017.

A spokeswoman for KT Chairman, Ms Hwang Chang Kyu, could not be immediately reached.