July 10, 2018 12:39
Asiana Airlines has been accused of appointing a foreigner to its board of directors, which is illegal under Korean aviation laws.
Earlier this year, budget carrier Jin Air got into trouble for the same obscure violation.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Monday that a probe into the boards of domestic carriers revealed that a U.S. citizen named Brad Park sat on the Asiana board from March 2004 until March 2010.
Park is a friend of the chairman of parent conglomerate Kumho Asiana, Park Sam-koo.
The government is still reviewing whether to cancel Jin Air's license after it was revealed that Korean Air chief Cho Yang-ho had planted his daughter Hyun-min, a U.S. citizen, on the board of the affiliated budget airline.
The ministry probe is part of a wider government crackdown on corruption in the country's top conglomerates.
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