Choi sought personal gain in state business in Myanmar

President Park Geun-hye’s confidant Choi Soon-sil, the central figure in the influence-peddling scandal, is facing an additional charge of seeking personal gain in state business worth 76 billion won ($65 million) in Myanmar, prosecutors said Monday. Choi is already on trial for abuse of authority, coercion and bribery. The independent counsel team said it plans […]

Myanmar calls for S. Korea’s increased investments

BUSAN, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) — Myanmar’s president asked South Korea Thursday to expand its investment in a country that has undertaken a wave of reforms after decades of military rule. President Thein Sein made the request during a meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the sidelines of a special summit between South Korea […]