Peru president quizzed by prosecutors over links to Brazil's Odebrecht

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends the swearing-in ceremony of new Interior Minister Vicente Romero at the government palace in Lima, Peru on Dec 27, 2017.
Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends the swearing-in ceremony of new Interior Minister Vicente Romero at the government palace in Lima, Peru on Dec 27, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

LIMA (AFP) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was being questioned on Thursday (Dec 28) by anti-corruption prosecutors over his links to Odebrecht, a disgraced Brazilian construction firm that has admitted to bribing officials to secure public works contracts.

The president's press service told AFP: "President Kuczynski is in a reserved meeting with the prosecutors since 9.30 am (10.30pm Singapore time) in the Government Palace."