In today’s top story, former President Park Geun-hye appeared at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office in southern Seoul Tuesday for interrogation by the prosecution for bribery charges. Here’s our report.
Former President Park Geun-hye left her private residence in Samseong-dong at around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, arriving at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office at 9:24 a.m., a little bit earlier than the scheduled time of 9:30 a.m. After getting out of the car, Park stood in front of a crowd of reporters to receive their questions.
[Soundbite] Park Geun-hye(Fmr. President) : "I apologize to the people. I will go through the interrogation faithfully."
The prosecutors plan to zero in on proving 13 accusations against the ousted president based on the pocketbook of her former aide Ahn Jong-bum, the recorded files of her former personal secretary Jeong Ho-seong, and the testimonies of presidential office staff. The most pressing issue is proving the bribery charges against Park. The impeached Park vowed to exercise prudence during the interrogation and set all the distorted facts straight. The prosecutors said Park's interrogation would probably last until late into the night. However, they added that the possibility of cross-examinations was low.