South Korea’s Park ‘heartbroken’ over scandal

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Seoul : South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye says she is “heartbroken” over a scandal threatening her leadership.

She said she took sole responsibility for her close friend Choi Soon-sil’s access to government documents and was willing to be investigated.

Ms Choi is suspected of using her friendship with Ms Park to solicit business donations for a non-profit fund she controlled.

She was detained on Monday. A former aide to Ms Park was held on Thursday.