Chorus grows for South Korea President Park’s resignation

Washington D.C., Nov. 6 : Despite her two heartfelt apologies, people of South Korea are clearly not pacified as they continue to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-Hye over an abuse-of-power scandal engulfing her administration.

According to CNN, thousands took to the streets in Seoul on Saturday, calling for Park to step down. Park is accused of letting her confidante Choi Soon-sil, who does not hold an official government post, view confidential documents and presidential speeches.

Local media and opposition parties have accused Choi of using her relationship with Park to accumulate millions of dollars in donations to her foundations.

Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Choi on Wednesday on charges of abuse of power and attempted fraud.

"This sort of corruption happened during her father's time, but 40 years later, things like this are met with resistance from the public," one protester told CNN.

On Friday, Park apologized for the scandal for the second time in two weeks and maintained she wasn't being controlled by anyone else.

"All of this happening is my fault. It happened because of my neglect," she said in a televised address. "There are even talks of me being immersed in a cult or resorting to shamanism in the Blue House (presidential palace).

I would like to say that this is absolutely not true," she said..

Source: ANI