South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye became the epicentre of the corruption scandal. This week the special prosecutor investigates this dirty case, on Sunday it was considering even the possibility to raid the presidential office.
The special prosecutor of South Korea is considering whether to raid the presidential offices. According to media’s reports, if it did so, it had no choice but to do so publicly. The reason for corruption investigation is allegations that president Park colluded with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, and aides to pressure big companies to contribute to foundations set up to back her policy initiatives.
“In case of raiding the Blue House … to carry out that, there is no choice but to be make it public. We are still considering whether the raid is needed and if needed what the raid should be aimed at,”
said Lee Kyu-chul, a spokesman for the special prosecutor’s team told reporters in a briefing, referring to the presidential offices.
South Korean president: ruling, corruption, investigation
Prosecutors who investigating the corruption scandal, said they needed access to the presidential offices as part of their investigation. The office has denied access. Madam President Park has denied wrongdoing but apologised for carelessness in her ties with Choi, who is facing her own trial.
Park has immunity from prosecution as long as she is in office even though her powers have been suspended since parliament voted to impeach her.