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TOPIC: South Korean President Scandal

South Korean President Scandal 26 Nov 2016 08:39 #11050

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Article link: www.wsj.com/articles/a-presidential-scan...uth-korea-1480112351

Recently, the South Korean president, Park Geun Hye went under a huge backfire which has led a media outburst and talks of a impeachment. Apparently, it was discovered that she shared a friendship with a daughter of a formal military dictator/cult leader who had used her authority to take millions of dollars from Korean conglomerate donations. The money was used to fund a lavish lifestyle and equestrian aspirations. Both have denied the claims, and President Park has went on to give a teary public speech which has inclined many citizens to take the streets to protest and call for an impeachment.

When both personal interests coincide with politic ethics, it is rather difficult to determine what the president should do at a time of crisis. If undoubtedly the blame is on her reputation, she can react quickly and take responsibility for their faulty actions/mistakes as a way to gain respect and trust from the general public.. Rather than trying to keep her name and publicity, it is more important to be sympathetic towards society and providing them with the right leadership and reliability.
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South Korean President Scandal 04 Dec 2016 23:05 #11172

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I saw the headlines on this story, and hadn't delved any deeper into the story. Based on your summary of what happened, I agree that is definitely does not look good for the South Korean President because she had been trusted by the country's people. When she betrayed that trust and used the country's money to fund the life of a young woman whose father happens to be a military dictator. This could be considered some sort of extortion, and would most certainly call for her to step down from her position.
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