South Koreans call for President’s resignation

South Korea, Australia’s fourth largest trading partner, is in the midst of a political firestorm.

Protesters in Seoul are demanding President Park Geun-hye’s resignation, after allegations emerged that she has relied heavily on an unelected confidant, providing her with confidential information.

This friend, considered a modern Rasputin, has allegedly used her connections to gain access to personal slush funds.

Story features: Hyung-A Kim, Associate Professor in the Korea Institute at Australia National University

Image: ‘Park Geun-hye’ by Jan Kn├╝sel on Flickr

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