Special Counsel to Question South Gyeongsang Gov. For Second Time Thurs.

Write : 2018-08-08 11:41:10 Update : 2018-08-08 13:57:12

Special Counsel to Question South Gyeongsang Gov. For Second Time Thurs.

Special prosecutors investigating the online opinion rigging scandal involving the blogger "druking" will summon South Gyeongsang Province Governor Kim Kyoung-soo for the second time Thursday.

The team led by Special Counsel Huh Ik-bum said it plans to summon Kim at 9:30 a.m. to continue questioning him on charges of obstruction of business and violating election laws.

During the first round of questioning earlier this week, Kim is reported to have denied all the allegations against him.

The former ruling Democratic Party(DP) lawmaker is alleged to have communicated with "druking," who led the manipulation of comments on online news stories in favor of the DP ahead of last year's presidential election.

Kim is also suspected of attending the blogger's demonstration of a computer program designed to rig comments in November 2016, and offering the Osaka consulate general position to "druking" last December in exchange for seeking the blogger's support during this year's local elections.

[Photo : YONHAP News]

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