S Korea politician’s wife threatens to jail reporters

SEOUL (AFP) – A South Korean opposition party was struggling yesterday to contain the fallout after the wife of its presidential candidate threatened to “jail all reporters” who criticised her husband.

It is the second scandal to hit People Power Party candidate Yoon Suk-yeol since taped recordings and court transcriptions of his wife speaking to a journalist became public last week following a court battle.

Yoon is locked in a tight race with Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung ahead of the March presidential election, with recent polls falling within the margin for error.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin