Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, has effectively been at the helm of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate since his father and group chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was left bedridden by a heart attack in 2014. Photo: Bloomberg Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, has effectively been at the helm of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate since his father and group chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was left bedridden by a heart attack in 2014. Photo: Bloomberg
Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, has effectively been at the helm of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate since his father and group chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was left bedridden by a heart attack in 2014. Photo: Bloomberg

Samsung heir apologises over corruption scandal, union busting

  • The act of atonement by Lee Jae-yong, 51, came at the request of the Samsung group’s compliance committee
  • He said the company will guarantee workers’ rights, following almost 50 years of tactics to discourage labour union activities

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Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, has effectively been at the helm of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate since his father and group chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was left bedridden by a heart attack in 2014. Photo: Bloomberg Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, has effectively been at the helm of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate since his father and group chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was left bedridden by a heart attack in 2014. Photo: Bloomberg
Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, has effectively been at the helm of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate since his father and group chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was left bedridden by a heart attack in 2014. Photo: Bloomberg
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