字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 President Park Geun-hye has issued a public apology... and admitted her close ties with a former aide, Choi Soon-sil, who has been mired in recent corruption allegations. President Park said... that Choi, who has no government job, helped her on her key speeches. Our Song Ji-sun starts us off. The president began her statement by expressing her sincerest apologies to the people, saying that it is common for politicians to ask for a variety of opinions during election campaigns,... and it was the same in her case, regarding allegations that Choi Sun-sil was involved in editing her speeches. "During the presidential election, Choi played the role of expressing her opinion or impressions of how my messages could be delivered in public speeches or press releases." The president said she continued to seek Choi's help even after her inauguration... but added that she stopped seeking Choi's advice after her secretaries were installed at the top office. "It was done out of the purest intentions, to be more thorough, for the people, but regardless of that I truly am sorry for causing concern and hurting the feelings of the Korean people. I express my deepest apologies." After bowing to the camera, she left without taking questions from the press. The case has been the source of controversy in recent days, and revolves around allegations that Choi used her ties to the president to solicit donations from conglomerates for two government-linked foundations in a very short period of time. "As for how the classified documents were leaked and ended up in Choi's hands, the presidential office said it is looking into the case... and that the president wants to clear up all suspicions and communicate with the public regarding their disappointment and doubts. Song Ji-sun, Arirang News."