Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 19, 2017)
1. Hong Suk-hyun, former president of Joongang Daily and JTBC, said there was external pressure from Cheong Wa Dae. Former President Park Geun-hye and Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong had a private consultation in February 2016, and the half of the conversation was about sacking Sohn Suk-hee, the president of JTBC’s news reporting division.
I understand why Park hated Sohn so much. Crystal clear becauseI hate Park as much as she hated Sohn.
2. Kim Jong, the former deputy minister, said that former President Park Geun-hye asked Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong to support Jeong Yu-ra, Choi Soon-sil’s daughter so that Jeong could take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. However, Choi strongly argued that Kim’s witness is not plausible.
Everyone said Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil did everything. However, Park and Choi said they did not know anything. Idiots!