S. Korea parliament clears way for opposition leader’s arrest

South Korea’s opposition leader Lee Jae-myung has been stripped of his parliamentary immunity, clearing the way for his potential arrest over corruption allegations. – EPA pic, September 21, 2023.

IN a surprise move, South Korea’s opposition-controlled National Assembly voted today to strip opposition leader Lee Jae-myung of his parliamentary immunity, potentially allowing his arrest over corruption allegations.

Lee, who is Democratic Party leader, was accused by prosecutors of bribery in connection with a firm suspected of illicitly transferring US$8 million (RM37.5 million) to North Korea.

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