South Korea issues arrest warrants for presidential aides



Seol : South Korean prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for two former aides of President Park Geun-hye as part of an investigation into government corruption.

Ms Park’s former senior secretary for policy Ahn Jong-beom, and private secretary Jung Ho-sung, are wanted in relation to charges of fraud and abuse of power.

The president has so far refused to resign over the scandal.

She apologised on TV on Friday.

Appearing close to tears in a televised address, Ms Park admitted that she made an error in allowing her friend Choi Soon-sil inappropriate access to government policy-making.

But she denied allowing cultish rituals to be performed in the presidential palace.

Ms Choi, the daughter of a cult leader, is suspected of using their friendship to solicit donations to a non-profit fund she controlled. She is in detention facing charges.