New trial opens for disgraced South Korea ex-leader Park

SEOUL (AFP) – The retrial of ousted former South Korean president Park Geun-hye began yesterday over the sprawling corruption scandal that saw her impeached, convicted and jailed, only for the hearing to end after five minutes. Park, the country’s first female president, boycotted the session, Yonhap news agency reported – she has refused to take part in the judicial proceedings against her for more than two years. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin