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Viagra and a fake name: Park's political scandal

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>> The corruption scandal at the very top of South Korean politics taking some weird turns. As well as being accused of squeezing major companies for millions in funding, president Park Geun-hye had to explain why her office bought hundreds of Viagra pills. Reuters Juman Pock says it's the latest in a string of details defying public belief.
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>> The scandal threatening her Presidency couldn't get more surreal. Her office, not only purchased Viagra pills, but some injections that haven't been proved safe yet, and some creams used for plastic surgeries. The presidential office clarified that Viagra pills were for altitude sickness for her overseas trips. But the fact that they also purchased regular altitude sickness pills, makes people not believe what the presidential office is saying.
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Questions are now also growing over allegations that Park was using a fake name taken from a famous soap opera to get vitamin injections more that 20 times at a private luxury anti-aging clinic. People are wondering why our president had to use fake, name and had prescriptions fabricated.>> Another key figure in the scandal, Pock's childhood friend Chasum Sheel heavily implicated in the president's alleged fraud and abuse of power.
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>> Korean public expects some sort of corruption from their presidents in general. But why is Park's scandal fuelling so much public anger and distrust? It's because they discovered Park and her private friend were irrationally corrupt. People believe the relationship between Park and her friend, which many call shamanistic, led to this strong bond between two of them, and many Koreans call Park as Chase puppet or Chay as Park's princess maker.
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>> Many older Koreans are especially shocked, having supported Park based on the memory of her strongman father. That family legacy now being eroded by a deepening scandal you simply couldn't write the script for.