Scandal in Seoul: South Korean President Park offers to resign (part 1)

Scandal in Seoul

Scandal in Seoul

The blurring of lines between business and politics can grab headlines in Zuma’s South Africa or Trump’s America, but look to South Korea for a corruption scandal with a religious sect at the heart of it all. After weeks of mass protests, President Park Geun-hye has offered parliament the chance to let her resign over the undue influence of her friend, the daughter of a cult leader. We’ll take stock of today’s South Korea, its politics, its top-down conglomerate-driven economy and its democracy.