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Moon's image as corruption fighter tarnished by aide's scandal

Public disapproval exceeds 50% for first time as prosecutors raid schools

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is accused of trying to protect Cho Kuk, a candidate for justice minister.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in is facing heavy criticism over a string of misconduct allegations against a close aide, a major blow to his political brand built on transparency and a rejection of entrenched interests.

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