South Korea’s President has pardoned Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong. His release would supposedly have major economic impact. This article by Frances Mao is published by The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Here is an excerpt:
One of South Korea’s most powerful white collar criminals, Lee was twice imprisoned for bribing a former president.
South Korea’s government justified the move, saying the de-facto leader of the country’s biggest company was needed back at the helm to spearhead economic recovery post-pandemic.
This marks another swing in a struggle over how the country is run that has raged since mass protests took over Seoul six years ago and ousted a president from office.
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