South Korea: Note from late Seoul Mayor read publicly after police find his body

After the sudden disappearance and the subsequent confirmation of the death of Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon over the last 24 hours, a note left by the mayor was read in public by Seoul city hall's chief of Staff Ko Han-Seok on Friday morning. «I am sorry to everyone. I want to thank everyone who has been with me. I am sorry to my family for only causing them pain. Please cremate me and scatter the ash over my parents' grave. Goodbye everyone,» stated Ko Han-Seok, reading Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon's final message. Park was found dead in northern Seoul on Friday, just a few hours after he was reported missing by his daughter on Thursday afternoon and a massive police operation was launched to find him. On Wednesday, news reports said one of his secretaries filed a complaint with police over alleged sexual harassment that began in 2017. «False and malicious stories (about Park) are spreading on SNS (Social Network Services). It is hurting the reputation of the departed and causing pain to his family, who are already going through a tough time. Please stop this irresponsible behaviour,» exclaimed lawmaker Park Hong-Geun after the will had been read aloud. Park was the long-standing mayor of the capital city and was also considered a leading contender in the country's next presidential elections in 2022, according to reports.

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