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Outgoing SKorean president pardons aides

Outgoing SKorean president pardons aides

Updated 29 January 2013, 21:38 AEST

South Korea's outgoing president Lee Myung-bak has pardoned a host of close aides and confidantes despite mounting criticism, including presidential successor Park Guen-Hye.

Ms Park who belongs to the same New Frontier party as Mr Lee, says the pardon amounts to an abuse of power.

But the practice of issuing presidential pardons is not new.

Correspondent: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speaker: Professor Su-chan Chae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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