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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 […]

Ex-Samsung executive named ambassador to Myanmar

SEOUL, May 23 (Yonhap) — South Korea on Monday named a veteran Samsung salesman as ambassador to Myanmar in a clear move to secure new business opportunities abroad. The Foreign Ministry said it appointed Yoo Jae-kyung as Seoul’s new top envoy to Naypyidaw in a minor reshuffle that also involved the appointment of a new […]