President apologizes to nation
South Korea’s President Park Guen-hye has apologized to her nation after admitting she received help from an acquaintance who is a private citizen. The person is allegedly involved in a financial scandal. South Korean media said on Tuesday that Choi Soon-sil frequently gave Park advice on her speeches. Park later said at a news conference that Choi offered guidance during Park’s presidential campaign and after she took office. Park’s office is also alleged to have indirectly pressured many major firms to donate money to help set up two foundations for Choi. The claim has drawn criticism from opposition lawmakers.
A political scandal involving South Korea’s president and a close friend continues to unfold. Media reported on Wednesday that Choi had access to documents related to this meeting in 2013 before Park took office. During the meeting, spoke with an envoy from Japan. The documents contain information about sensitive diplomatic policies the strained relations between the two countries.
The woman at the center of a political scandal involving South Korea’s president has been detained by prosecutors. Choi Soon-sil was put under emergency detention after she turned herself in for questioning. She headed for prosecutor’s offices on Monday after returning from Europe the previous day. Choi didn’t respond to reporters when she entered the building. South Korean media say Choi later apologized to the general public. She reportedly asked for forgiveness saying she committed a crime she deserves to die for. 拘束する、検察官、緊急拘束（逮捕）、彼女が出頭した、尋問、許し、