South Korea scandal: President too busy to take questions, lawyer says
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has once again refused to be questioned by prosecutors in a corruption scandal that has prompted mass street protests. In an SMS message to the prosecutors' office, Park's attorney Yoo Yeong-ha said the President was too busy. "President Park is currently working to control the situation in Korea and also has to pick a special prosecutor by tomorrow so given this schedule it would be difficult," the text read. "Park cannot co-operate with the prosecutors' request to question her face-to-face ... and we regret that."