South Korean president apologizes for scandals

July 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Seoul, July 24 (IANS) South Korean President Lee Myung-bak offered a public apology Tuesday for a series of corruption scandals implicating his brother and former aides, an embarrassment for the administration he once called “morally perfect”.

“It is all my fault,” the sombre-faced Lee said in an official statement. “I will readily accept any criticism.”

The apology came as his elder brother Lee Sang-deuk and a handful of his former aides are facing an array of corruption charges. Some of them have been already jailed, while the investigations are still under way, reported Xinhua.

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