Park Geun Hye Apologizes About Ferry Disaster

D-Bo, May 19, 2014, 11:06 a.m.


South Korean President, Park Geun Hye, appeared on television to deliver an apology over the handling of the ferry Sewol incident last month.  The apology comes 33 days after the tragic sinking of the ferry Sewol. 

Saenuri Party officials are concerned about the impact it may have on the general elections on June 4 if it fails to allay public discontent over the botched handling of the rescue.  Park vowed to overhaul the country's emergency management system and reshuffle her government.

President Park is then headed to the United Arab Emirates, to attend a ceremony marking the completion of the first reactor built by a Korean consortium abroad. She had originally planned to visit the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia from May 17 to 25, but the trip was delayed and limited to the UAE due to the ferry tragedy.

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