ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Politics

Park scandal forcing rethink of cozy public-private ties

Klieg light on Samsung strikes fear into South Korea's biggest businesses

KENICHI YAMADA, Nikkei staff writer | South Korea

SEOUL -- The conglomerates known as chaebol are taking a second look at their historically close relationship with the South Korean government as prosecutors home in on arrested ex-President Park Geun-hye's ties to the Samsung group.

Park wore a stiff expression and looked blankly ahead while being driven to a detention center outside Seoul after her arrest early Friday. She is said to be held by herself in a cell of roughly 10 sq. meters -- more than 50% larger than a typical cell.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more