Cor­po­rate chiefs to be probed in ROK

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS - Chae­bol

South Korea starts what could be its big­gest par­lia­men­tary hear­ing in his­tory this week, as the heads of in­dus­trial be­he­moths Sam­sung and Hyundai line up with seven other top busi­ness lead­ers to be grilled by law­mak­ers over Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye’s in­flu­en­ceped­dling scan­dal. The Na­tional As­sem­bly’s spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tion hear­ing of the lead­ers of the so-called con­glom­er­ates will air na­tion­wide from Tues­day at 10 am in Seoul, an of­fi­cial at the in­ves­ti­ga­tion com­mit­tee said. Eigh­teen law­mak­ers — nine from the rul­ing Saenuri party and nine from op­po­si­tion groups — will ques­tion the bil­lion­aires about tens of mil­lions of dol­lars given to foun­da­tions con­trolled by Park’s friend Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the cen­ter of the in­flu­ence scan­dal.

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