Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, was arrested yesterday over allegations she used her friendship with Park to wield undue influence over state affairs and gain financially. Photo: EPA

South Korean leader must come clean on scandal involving friend

President Park Geun-hye should ensure there is an independent inquiry into alleged influence-peddling by her close aide

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Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, was arrested yesterday over allegations she used her friendship with Park to wield undue influence over state affairs and gain financially. Photo: EPA
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