Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 5, 2017)
1. President Park Geun-hye is considering to attend the pleading session at the impeachment trial to explain multiple allegations against her. An official from Cheong Wa Dae said Ms. Park might have an opportunity to defend herself later at the constitutional court.
She becomes conscious if she does not show up. She knows that she definitely stammers if she appears at the court. She must be anxious.
2. Choi Soon-sil appears to use her connection to President Park to extort money from large businesses, but it turned out that Korean conglomerates gave pocket money to Choi to receive substantial benefits. Experts point out that tens of millions of dollars of bribery is not much compared to what Samsung has gained so far.
This is what Samsung like. Chaebols also colluded with Choi.