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Is this the end of South Korea's 'Samsung Republic'?

Kim, Hyung-A


The billionaire heir-apparent to South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate or chaebol, Samsung Electronics, has been jailed [1] for five years for bribery and embezzlement. Lee Jae-yong is alleged to have offered or pledged 41 billion won (US$36 million) in bribes to Choi Soon-sil [2], a confidante of former president Park Geun-hye, in return for political favours.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-09-14
Type: Newspaper/magazine article
Source: East Asia Forum
Access Rights: Open access via publisher website


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