“It’s actually a system where Choi Sun-sil tells the President what to do”

Jackson Ransdell

One of the most bizarre stories in a year chock full of them comes from South Korea. On Saturday the 26th it was released that South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye is being directed by a power broker called  Choi Sun-sil.

Choi goes as far as sending and receiving “Presidential report packets” on a daily basis. Choi is said to then use these materials to hold behind the scenes meetings discussing all aspects of governance. “Ms. Choi typically met with experts from different areas at her office in Nonhyeon [a neighborhood in Seoul] to discuss the President’s upcoming schedule and national policy issues,” “She had a number of these kinds of meetings for different topics – it was a kind of advisory meeting for the President,”

These meetings were then passed off as coming directly from the president and were put into action. “We would listen to her and draft project…

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