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Former presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung is rumoured to have molested an embassy intern in Washington. Photo: Reuters

South Korean president's aide fired for 'sexual harassment'

South Korean President Park Geun-hye fired her spokesman midway through a summit trip to the United States, Yonhap news agency reported yesterday. Yonhap cited rumours that Yoon Chang-jung - a former political columnist - had sexually harassed a South Korean woman in her early 20s who was temporarily hired by the South Korean embassy in Washington to help with duties related to the president's visit.