Graft claim dogs Ban
SEOUL: It has been an inauspicious return to crisis-plagued South Korea for former UN chief Ban Ki-moon, once the odds-on favourite to be the next president, who has been ensnared in a family corruption scandal and struggled with a sceptical press.
Ban, 72, has been unable to capitalise on his much-anticipated homecoming after a decade as secretary-general of the UN.
Since his return, he has cut a sometimes-irritable figure in public and been pilloried for perceived PR gaffes – and, saying nothing about running for president. – Reuters