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S. Korea's first lady in probe over property deal

11-05-2012 17:21 BJT

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South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak’s wife, Kim Yon-ok, is to be questioned over a presidential retirement home deal that has embroiled Lee’s brother and son. Officials said on Monday that the method and timing of the questioning are still being discussed with the presidential office.

The first lady is scheduled to accompany the president on a five-day official visit to Indonesia and Thailand from Wednesday. The investigation is likely to be delayed until her return. The inquiry will focus on alleged irregularities in the purchase of a plot of land on the southern edge of Seoul to build a retirement home for President Lee when he formally leaves office in January.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CCTV.com

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