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Economy needs major surgery: S Korea's Park

President says this is necessary to solve nation's chronic and structural problems

MS PARK: Has made a plea for support for her reform drive across the labour market, public corporations, education and the financial sector.


SOUTH Korea's president called on Thursday for "major surgery" on the economy, which faces slowing growth and increasing challenges as she approaches the half-way point of her single five-year term.

Park Geun-hye, whose popularity has dipped below 40 per cent, has fallen