Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jan 2017 00:05 UTC
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The sprawling investigation into President Park Geun-hye of South Korea took a dramatic turn on Monday with word that prosecutors were seeking the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung, one of the world's largest conglomerates, on charges that he bribed the president and her secretive confidante.

Nobody should be able to escape justice - not even CEOs. I know of a few others who need to follow in Lee's footsteps.

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by sklofur on Tue 17th Jan 2017 03:49 UTC
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Another factor here to keep in mind is that charges for bribery and corruption generally attract leniant punishments in South Korea by western standards. Part of that goes to a cultural belief by South Koreans that most people are intrinsically good and bad behaviour like this is just a result of good people losing their way.

The recent presidential scandal is emblematic of this problem. While the punishment for this behaviour remains light, the behaviour will continue.

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