Chung Yoon-hoi

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Chung Yoon-hoi
Born 1955 (age 61–62)
Nationality  South Korea
Education Kyung Hee University (Master's Degree)
Spouse(s) Choi Soon-sil (m. 1995; div. 2014)
Children Chung Yoo-ra
Chung Yoon-hoi
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jeong Yun-hoe
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Yun-hoe

Chung Yoon-hoi (born 1955) is a South Korean businessman. He was the chief of staff to president Park Geun-hye when she was a second-term lawmaker.[1]

Tatsuya Kato, former Seoul bureau chief of the Sankei Shimbun newspaper, wrote an article alleging that after the sinking of MV Sewol ferry, president Park was incommunicado for seven important hours, and could have been with Chung at that time.[2] However, he was accused by Korean prosecutors for defamation of President Park.[3]

Korean shaman Choi Soon-sil is his ex-wife,[4] and Chung Yoo-ra is his daughter, 2014 Asian Games gold medalists in equestrian.[5]

References

  1. ^ Fifield, Anna (December 11, 2014). "In South Korea, journalists fear a government clampdown on the press". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sankei journalist Tatsuya Kato acquitted of defaming South Korean leader". The Japan Times. December 17, 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  3. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/korean-prosecutors-indict-japanese-journalist-on-defamation-charge-1412826990
  4. ^ Kim, Oi-hyun (December 3, 2014). "Pres. Park's former aide and his wife may be at the center of ongoing scandal". The Hankyoreh. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Park, Sojung (September 20, 2014). "S. Korea wins gold in team dressage equestrian at Asiad". Yonhap. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 


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