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Heather Cho, former vice president of Korean Air, during her apology in December 2014.

Nepotism in South Korea

14 January 2015 - 1:40pm

The Korean Air scandal in which Heather Cho, a vice president of the airline and daughter of its chairman, lambasted a crew member for incorrectly serving macadamia nuts not according to manual, and then had the crew member removed from the flight has put the spotlight back on nepotism in corporate South Korea.

The farce has come under heavy scrutiny and public outcry in the country. Since news first broke, the young vice president has rightly stepped down from her position. There really was no other option for her. The scandal has now progressed, and Heather Cho has been arrested...

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