South Korean president apologizes over corruption scandal
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak publicly apologized for a corruption scandal involving his older brother Lee Sang-deuk. The apology aired on South Korean television, Tuesday, July 24 comes two weeks after the President’s older brother was arrested on allegations that he received half a million dollars from bank officials seeking political influence. Investigators are looking into whether the money was used to fund Lee’s political campaign in 2007. Lee’s 5-year term as President ends in December. In his speech Lee stated that he believed he would be involved only in clean politics adding, “however, my whole world seemed to be collapsing as disappointing and regrettable incidents occurred to people closest to me. I can barely hold my head up with embarrassment and sorrow.”
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