South Korea President replaces PM amid scandal

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye has appointed a former policy advisor Kim Byong-joon as the new prime minister. This reportedly is an attempt to restore public confidence following the political scandal over the involvement of Geun-hye’s “Puppetmaster” Choi Soon-sil, in the government. This comes after reports indicated that prosecutors will seek an arrest warrant for Soon-sil.