Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (February 10, 2017)
1. Special prosecutors emphasized that the fundamental principle of interrogating the president in person be required. However, President Park Geun-hye refuted that she has neither released information to the press nor leaked state documents and she has no reason to make public.
Then who leaked the information? Is she playing out the self-fabricated scenario?
2. Han In-sub, the law school professor in Seoul National University, mentioned the possibility that impeaching President Park Geun-hye could be overturned He said, “There is nothing to be afraid because Constitutional Court has authority to decide. The president has only a few months left even if the impeachment is overturned. This is election season, and she has no power. Justices who overturn the impeachment will be criticized for the rest of their lives.”
Han’s explanation is concise and clear. However, there are so many eccentric people out there who do all sorts of things.
3. Park Chae-yoon, the president of Y Jacobs Medical, who argued that special prosecutors forced him to confess is now cooperative with the investigation. Park was under arrest with a charge of handing over money and valuables including designer’s bag to former presidential secretary An Jong-beom and his wife.
Park overreacted even before special prosecutors initiated an investigation. Now he came to his senses that he can make a judgment.